- (IPA) a rising floating tone.
- (IPA, obsolete) a dipping (falling–rising) tone.
- (when contrasted with low ⟨ˬ⟩) a high dipping tone.
- (IPA, ad hoc, dated) the compound tone (tone 2 a.k.a. grave accent) in Swedish and Norwegian.
Usage notes Edit
(obsolete IPA): The mark is placed before the word or syllable that bears the tone. This use of the symbol has effectively been replaced by Chao tone letters and tone diacritics.
(Scandinavian): Illustrated in the 1900 IPA chart and in the 1949 Principles. It is one of several ad hoc symbols that have been used, since the IPA has no single symbol to mark this tone.
See also Edit
- high tone.
- high falling tone.