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Orthography is a set of rules that determine the correct way of writing in a certain language, including norms about spelling, punctuation and word breaks. Orthography is usually not considered part of natural language or grammar itself and therefore not strictly a subject of linguistics, but sometimes of interest in investigating individual languages' pronunciation and writing systems.

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Does any language using the Latin alphabet have a unique name for "w"?

In many Germanic languages it's /ve/, as fdb said In other Germanic languages, including German, its name is similar to that of English V In Polish it's …
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Do all non-syllabic, non-logographic scripts have pronounceable names for their letters for ...

I don't think there's an alphabet without names for the characters because if there wasn't, how can they spell the words? In certain circumstances spelling is neccessary. Even logographic scripts like …
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Hang Sơn Đoòng — the syllable Đoòng in Vietnamese orthography

I'm no linguistics expert but the sound "oong" in the North is pronounced like "on" /ɔŋ/ in Southern dialect. In the South they are both pronounced the same. For example the word "đoòng" above is pro …
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