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Encyclopedia > Horn (diacritic)

For other meanings of horn, see horn (disambiguation).


In phonetics, the horn is a diacritic mark attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u in the Vietnamese alphabet to give ơ and ư, unrounded variants of the vowel represented by the basic letter.


The HTML codes for letters with a horn are:

Uppercase Lowercase
Letter HTML Letter HTML
Ơ Ơ ơ ơ
Ư Ư ư ư

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The main usage of a diacritic is to change the phonetic meaning of the letter, but the term is also used in a more general sense of changing the meaning of the letter or even the whole word.
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For the instrument—i.e., French horn —see horn (instrument).
A horn is a hollow, pointed projection of the skin of various animals.
In phonetics, the term horn is used for a diacritic mark attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u in the Vietnamese alphabet to give ơ and ư, unrounded variants of the vowel represented by the basic letter.
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