diacritical mark

NOUN
  1. a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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  • Slovak, like other Slavic languages, has diacritical marks that govern the pronunciation of both consonants and vowels.
  • Slovak, like other Slavic languages, has diacritical marks that govern the pronunciation of both consonants and vowels.
  • Where necessary, I have adapted Italian and Latin texts according to modern convention, spelling out abbreviations, adding diacritical marks, and replacing u for v and i for j.
  • In modern written Vietnamese, which uses the romanized system of writing introduced by European missionaries, the tones are indicated by diacritical marks, or marks written above and below the vowel in each syllable.
  • Aside from being pretentious, diacritical marks slow down typing and type setting, and reduce productivity. Matthew Yglesias » Defense Subcabinet Taking Shape
  • It will not be until 2012 that Facebook supports the full range of diacritical marks and international characters that let the other 5.5 billion residents of Earth use their name as a username, but this fact will go unreported. Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash
  • Accented and umlauted vowels, and diacritical marks on consonants must be avoided, because they act as roadblocks and break the speed of a typist.
  • His attention is called to syllabification as well as to diacritical marks. How to Teach Phonics
  • The accents and other diacritical marks we now use to write ancient Greek are comparatively late inventions.
  • The present orthographic system was introduced in the fourteenth century by the religious reformer Jan Hus, who instituted a system of diacritical markings to eliminate consonant clusters.
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