Ch

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The letter Ch is a letter in Chamorro, Czech, Slovak and Belarusian Lacinka alphabet. It also used to be a letter in the Spanish alphabet until 1994, but this is no longer the case.

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Letter Ch in Czech

Structure

The letter ch is a digraph consisting of the sequence of Latin alphabet graphemes C and H, however it is a single phoneme (pronounced like German ch or X in TeX) and represents a single entity in Czech collation order, inserted between H and I. In capitalized form, Ch is used at the beginning of a sentence (Chechtal se. He giggled.), while CH or Ch can be used for standalone letter in lists etc.

History

In the 15th century, the Czech language used to contain many digraphs like modern Polish does, but most of them were replaced by single letters with diacritic marks by the reform of John Huss, so there is only Ch digraph left in the modern Czech.

Alternate representations

In the Czech phonetic alphabet, Chrudim represents the letter Ch.

In the Czech extension to international Morse code, the letter Ch is DahDahDahDah: - - - -

In the Czech extension to Braille the letter Ch is represented as the dot pattern,

XX
XX
.X

In computing, Ch is represented as a sequence of two characters, C and H.

Due to the similar pronunciation to the Greek letter χ, Czech computer people sometimes use X instead of ch when comunicating via Internet (bychom - byxom, pochyby - poxyby).

Meanings for Ch

See also


es:Ch zh:Ch

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