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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    C/CH - initials

    In English, there is no letter "ch" (there is in my language) in the alphabet. And when you want to write Charles Dickens or Christopher Marlowe by initials, you write Ch. ?
    E.g. Ch. Dickens, Ch. Marlowe


    I know should probably know it altready, but I don't...

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    Re: C/CH - initials

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    In English, there is no letter "ch" (there is in my language) in the alphabet. And when you want to write Charles Dickens or Christopher Marlowe by initials, you write Ch. ?
    E.g. Ch. Dickens, Ch. Marlowe
    I know should probably know it altready, but I don't...
    No,Lenka,you just write C-the initial letter

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    Re: C/CH - initials

    That's weird, then....

    I read a book about English literature and it was Ch. Dickens there.... That is actually why I asked - as I was surprised....

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    Re: C/CH - initials

    Was it an English book?

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    Re: C/CH - initials

    Aha... you're right... The book is written in English, but by two Czechs. And one supposes they wrote it without mistakes...
    I can see here that I can't belive really anything...

    Thanks...

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    Re: C/CH - initials

    it seems that even the French use it:

    lettre de Ch. Dickens à son horloger (catégorie : Citations)
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    Re: C/CH - initials

    I've seen it used in older texts in English, and Chas., but nowadays we wouldn't bother.

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