TranslingualEdit

DescriptionEdit

Two horizontally aligned dots, to be placed above other characters.

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. (IPA) A modifier indicating centralization.

Usage notesEdit

In English, this is called dieresis, diaeresis, umlaut.

Derived termsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. The diaeresis. Used with the letter e to make ë, which represents the sound [ə]

DutchEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called trema(diaeresis) in Dutch, and found on Ä/ä, Ë/ë, Ï/ï, Ö/ö and Ü/ü.
  2. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called umlaut(umlaut) in Dutch, and found on Ä/ä, Ö/ö and Ü/ü.

Usage notesEdit

The diaeresis is used to indicate that two vowels are to be pronounced separately as two syllables, rather than as a diphthong or single vowel. In compound words, a hyphen - is used to separate the syllables instead.

The umlaut diacritic is used only in words of German origin, such as föhn.


GalicianEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

GermanEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called Umlaut(umlaut) in German, and found on Ä/ä, Ö/ö and Ü/ü.
  2. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called Trema in German, and found on Ë/ë and Ï/ï.

GreekEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. A diacritical mark of the Greek script, called διαλυτικά in Greek, and found on ί/ΐ/ϋ.

HungarianEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called tréma(trema) in Hungarian, and found on Ö/ö and Ü/ü.

PortugueseEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. (obsolete) A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called trema(trema) in Portuguese, and found on Ü/ü.
    1. Formerly used, in the letter "u", formed "ü", in the syllables "qüe", "qüi", "güe" and "güi". In these syllables, the letter "u" without a trema would be silent; with the trema it would have the sound of the semivowel /w/.

SpanishEdit

Diacritical markEdit

¨

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called diéresis(diaeresis) in Spanish, and found on Ü/ü.