diacritical mark


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Noun1.diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
accent mark, accent - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
breve - a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
cedilla - a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
circumflex - a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
hacek, wedge - a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
macron - a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
tilde - a diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization
diaeresis, dieresis, umlaut - a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
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If a diacritical mark (tuldik) were to be used, it would have a pahilis on the last syllable-thusnanlaban.
On page 40, "1838" should read "1839", and on page 56, the diacritical mark is omitted on the Polish Christmas carol quoted in Chopin's opus 20, "Lulajze Jezuniu.
In 1991, the European Commission requested that Spain revoke its law that all typewriters, computers and printers sold domestically include the Spanish diacritical mark.
The case in question concerns a pomegranate-flavored energy drink with a smiliar name, differentiated only by a diacritical mark.
Committee members resented its lack of a diacritical mark over the 'e'.
In order to enable proper diacritical design and achieve legibility, the most common practices and mistakes were established by measuring geometry of the dcroat diacritical mark in different font faces.
In some instances, more than one diacritical mark is applied to a single base character (see Figure 2-21).
Part of the "thought experiment" behind this special issue was to see what might happen if we were to slip within the hyphen separating "the German" and "the Jewish" and begin a "queering" of German-Jewish Studies that would rupture the intact diacritical mark of the hyphen and destabilize the markers of "German" and "Jew.
192) In some languages, the presence or absence of the correct diacritical mark can totally alter the meaning of a word.
On the other hand, by the twentieth century, so runs the hope, women writers are sufficiently i ntegrated into the field of American literature that gender no longer serves as the primary diacritical mark, and categories such as "modernist" or "avant garde" emerge as more significant.
It combines mystical Yiddish religious elements with a unique aesthetic/technical/affective turn, the krekht, which, considered as a diacritical mark, can be linked with traditions of Hebraic religious performance.