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Encyclopedia > Double acute accent
Diacritical marks

accent
A diacritical mark or diacritic, sometimes called an accent mark, is a mark added to a letter to alter a words pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. ...

acute accent ( ´ )
double acute accent ( ˝ )
grave accent ( ` )

breve ( ˘ )
caron / háček ( ˇ )
cedilla ( ¸ )
circumflex ( ˆ )
diaeresis ( ¨ )
dot ( · )
The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin script. ... The grave accent ( ` ) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), French, Catalan, Welsh, Italian, Vietnamese, Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Portuguese, and other languages. ... This article is about the breve breve in music, see double whole note. ... č Å¡ ž A háček (ˇ, pronounced ), also known as a caron, is a diacritic placed over certain letters to indicate palatalization or iotation in the orthography of Baltic languages and some Slavic languages, whereas some Finno-Lappic languages use it to mark postalveolar fricatives (sh, zh, ch). ... č Å¡ ž A háček (ˇ, pronounced ), also known as a caron, is a diacritic placed over certain letters to indicate palatalization or iotation in the orthography of Baltic languages and some Slavic languages, whereas some Finno-Lappic languages use it to mark postalveolar fricatives (sh, zh, ch). ... A cedilla is a hook (¸) added under certain consonant letters as a diacritic mark to modify their pronunciation. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρειν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels. ... When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the middle dot ·, or to the glyphs combining dot above ̇ and combining dot below ̣ which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Eastern European languages and Vietnamese. ...

anunaasika ( ˙ )
anusvaara (  ̣ )

hook / dấu hỏi (  ̉ )
macron ( ˉ )
ogonek ( ˛ )
ring / kroužek ( ˚ )
spiritus asper ( ʽ )
spiritus lenis (  ʼ )
umlaut ( ¨ )
Anunaasika is a dot on top of a breve above a letter ( मँ ), used as a diacritic in Sanskrit written in devanagari script to represent vowel nasalization. ... Anusvaara (or anusvaaram) appears in the alphabet of Indian languages like Sanskrit which use the Devanagari script, and in the Dravidian languages. ... For other meanings of hook, see hook (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of hook, see hook (disambiguation). ... A macron (from Gr. ... Ogonek (Polish for little tail; In Lithuanian it is nosinÄ— which literally means nasal) is a diacritic hook placed under the lower right corner of a vowel in the Latin alphabet used in Polish (letters Ä…, Ä™), Lithuanian (Ä…, Ä™, į, ų), Navajo, Western Apache, Chiricahua and Tutchone. ... In punctuation, the term ring is usually reserved for the ring above diacritic mark ˚ (looks similar to °). The ring may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets. ... In punctuation, the term ring is usually reserved for the ring above diacritic mark ˚ (looks similar to °). The ring may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets. ... The spiritus asper (rough breathing) or dasy pneuma (Greek: dasu, δασύ) is a diacritical mark used in Greek. ... The spiritus lenis (soft breathing) or psilon pneuma (Greek: psilón, ψιλόν) is a diacritical mark used in Greek. ... Ä ä Ö ö Ãœ ü The term umlaut is used for two closely related notions: a special kind of vowel modification and a particular diacritic mark. ...

Marks sometimes used as diacritics

apostrophe ( )
bar ( | )
colon ( : )
comma ( , )
hyphen ( - )
tilde ( ˜ )
titlo (  ҃ )
An apostrophe ( ’ ) is a punctuation and sometimes diacritic mark in languages written in the Latin alphabet. ... The bar or stroke can be a diacritic mark, when used with some letters in the Latin or Cyrillic alphabets. ... A colon is a punctuation mark, with one dot above another, eg: :. // Uses Colons are commonly used to introduce lists, or to connect a broad idea with a specific example: two related sentences can be separated by colons instead of periods or semicolons. ... A comma ( , ) is a punctuation mark. ... A hyphen ( - ) is a punctuation mark. ... The tilde is a grapheme which has several uses, described below. ... Titlo is an extended diacritic symbol used in old Cyrillic manuscripts, e. ...

Ő ő
Ű ű

The double acute accent ( ˝ ) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian. The signs formed with diacritic marks count as letters of their own right in the Hungarian alphabet. A diacritical mark or diacritic, sometimes called an accent mark, is a mark added to a letter to alter a words pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. ... The Hungarian alphabet is an extension of the Roman alphabet. ...

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Use in Hungarian

Standard Hungarian has 14 vowels in a symmetrical system: seven short vowels, (a, e, i, o, ö, u, ü) and seven long ones, which are written with in the case of a, e, i, o, u with an acute accent, and in the case of ö, ü with the double acute (instead of using trema+acute). (Vowel length has a phonemic significance in Hungarian, meaning, that it has lexical and grammatical distinctive function). The Hungarian language is a Finno-Ugric language spoken in Hungary and in adjacent areas of Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia (all territories lost after World War I). ... The letter A is the first (1st) letter in the Latin alphabet. ... The letter E is the fifth letter in the Latin alphabet. ... Due to MediaWikis uppercase algorithm, ı (lower case dotless i) will bring you here. ... O is the fifteenth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... Ö, or ö, is a glyph which represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, the letter O with umlaut, or a letter O with diaeresis. ... U is the twenty-first letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ... Ãœ, or ü, is a glyph which represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, the letter U with umlaut, or a letter U with diaeresis. ... The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin script. ... In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρειν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels. ... The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin script. ...


The double acute acts as combined acute with trema, giving the longer version of ö and ü. In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρειν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels. ...

short a e i o ö u ü
long á é í ó ő ú ű

Length marks appear in Hungarian ortho- and typography in the 15th century as influenced by the Hussite orthography. First á and é is marked only, due to the fact, that with these two vowels is not only a quantitative, but also a noticalbe qualitative difference to a/e in realisation. Later í, ó, ú are marked as well, but up to the 18th century length marks are not used for ö and ü. In the 18th century, when hungarian typography was not fixed yet, the trema+acute form (ǘ) can be discovered in some printed documents. The double-acute version was found to be a more esthetical solution and introduced by 19th century typographers. In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρειν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels. ... The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin script. ...


Other uses

The double acute accent is also used in south Slavic phonetic alphabets as used by linguists to show a certain kind of tone. It is not used in orthography, and is not part of any southern Slavic alphabet. This article or section should be merged with List of South Slavic languages South Slavic languages is one of the three groups of Slavic languages (besides West and East Slavic). ... A phonetic alphabet is any of three things: A type of phonetic notation used for transcribing the sounds of human speech into writing. ...


The tonal marking system in IPA (and many other phonetic alphabets is the following (demonstrated with an 'e'): The three-letter acronym IPA can stand for any of the following (listed in alphabetical order): Independent Pilots Association India Pale Ale Institute of Public Affairs Institute for Propaganda Analysis International Phonetic Alphabet. ... A phonetic alphabet is any of three things: A type of phonetic notation used for transcribing the sounds of human speech into writing. ...

Extra high High Mid Low Extra low
diacritic system é ē è ȅ
adscript system

Technical notes

O and U with double acute accents are supported in the ISO 8859-2 and UTF-8 codepages. ISO 8859-2, more formally cited as ISO/IEC 8859-2 or less formally as Latin-2, is part 2 of ISO/IEC 8859, a standard character encoding defined by ISO. It encodes what it refers to as Latin alphabet no. ... UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a lossless, variable-length character encoding for Unicode created by Ken Thompson and Rob Pike. ...


All occurencies of "double acute" in the Unicode 4.1 standard:

Ő Ő U+0150 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ő ő U+0151 LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
Ű Ű U+0170 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ű ű U+0171 LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
˝ ˝ U+02DD DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
˶ ˶ U+02F6 MODIFIER LETTER MIDDLE DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
 ̋ ̋ U+030B COMBINING DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT
Ӳ Ӳ U+04F2 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ӳ ӳ U+04F3 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER U WITH DOUBLE ACUTE
ᐥ U+1425 CANADIAN SYLLABICS FINAL DOUBLE ACUTE

Note, that the last entry is unrelated to the others above, and got its name purely by analogy of its shape.


See also

A diacritic mark or accent mark is an additional mark added to a basic letter. ... Ä ä Ö ö Ãœ ü The term umlaut is used for two closely related notions: a special kind of vowel modification and a particular diacritic mark. ... In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρειν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels. ... The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin script. ... The grave accent ( ` ) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), French, Catalan, Welsh, Italian, Vietnamese, Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Portuguese, and other languages. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Caron redirects here, for the French actress, see Leslie Caron. ...

External link

  • Diacritics Project — All you need to design a font with correct accents (contains some incorrect/sloppy data on history)
Latin alphabet: Aa | Bb | Cc | Dd | Ee | Ff | Gg | Hh | Ii | Jj | Kk | Ll | Mm | Nn | Oo | Pp | Qq | Rr | Ss | Tt | Uu | Vv | Ww | Xx | Yy | Zz
Modified characters: Àà | Áá | Ââ | Ää | Āā | Ąą | Ăă | Çç | Ĉĉ | Čč | Ćć | Ðđ | Ęę | Ëë | Ĝĝ | Ğğ | Ĥĥ | Įį | Ïï | | Ĵĵ | Łł | Ññ | Ńń | Õõ | Öö | Őő | Ǫǫ | Óó | Şş | Șș | Šš | Ŝŝ | Śś | Țț | Ŭŭ | Üü | Ųų | Ůů | Űű | Žž | Żż | Źź
Alphabet extensions: Ææ | Åå | Ðð | DZdz | DŽdž | Ɛɛ | Əə | Ȝȝ | Ƣƣ | Ƕƕ | ĸ | LJlj | LLll | ĿLŀl | NJnj | Ŋŋ | Œœ | Øø | Ɔɔ | Ȣȣ | ɾ | ſ | ß | Þþ | Ƿƿ | IJij

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Acute accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1308 words)
In Catalan, the acute accent is used to mark both the stress and the distinct quality of certain stressed vowels, such as è [ɛ] versus é [e], or such as ò [ɔ] versus ó [o].
In Danish, the usage of the acute accent is very similar to the Dutch usage, for example én (one) vs. en (a/an) and fór (went) and for (for).
In Hungarian, Irish, Czech, and Slovak the acute accent is used to mark the quantity or length of the base vowel.
Encyclopedia: Double acute accent (3490 words)
The double acute accent (˝) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian.
The double acute accent is also used in south Slavic phonetic alphabets as used by linguists to show a certain kind of tone.
The double acute accent (Ì‹) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian.
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