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, U+002C, ,
COMMA
+
[U+002B]
Basic Latin -
[U+002D]
U+FE10, ︐
PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL COMMA

[U+FE0F]
Vertical Forms
[U+FE11]
U+FE50, ﹐
SMALL COMMA

[U+FE4F]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE51]
U+FF0C, ,
FULLWIDTH COMMA

[U+FF0B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF0D]

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Etymology edit

Descended from the diagonal slash ( / ), used to indicate a pause. The modern form was first used by Aldus Manutius.

Punctuation mark edit

, (English name comma)

  1. Separates items in a list.
    She sells dogs, cats, and birds.
    Ella vende perros, gatos y pájaros.
  2. Separates clauses in a sentence.
  3. Separates coordinate adjectives.
    The dull, incessant droning.
  4. Optionally sets off quoted material that is the grammatical object of an active verb of speaking or writing.
    Mr. Kershner says, "You should know how to use a comma."
  5. Separates one element in a date from another.
    Feb. 14, 1987, was the target date.
    Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2023
  6. Separates a region from a geographic place within.
    Austin, Texas
  7. Separates the surname from given name when the traditional order is the reverse.
    Smith, John
  8. Separates title from a name.
    John Smith, PhD
  9. Marks elision.
    The cat was white; the dog, brown. (Here the comma replaces was.)
  10. Marks a noun or pronoun used independently when speaking to some person, place or thing.
    I hope, John, that you will read this.
    J'espère, Jean, que vous lirez ça.
  11. Separates steps to do something in software.
    • 1995, Paul W. Ross, The Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists (in English), CRC Press, →ISBN, page 719:
      Choose View, Screen Show, Edit Effect to provide transition effects such as Fade and Blinds.

Usage notes edit

  • (Separates items in a list) The last comma before a conjunction in a list is called a serial comma. Usage of the serial comma depends on the house style one uses, so the phrase can also be written without the comma: "She sells dogs, cats and birds." See Serial comma on Wikipedia for more details.

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:,.

Symbol edit

,

  1. The thousands separator used in some countries.
    I have 1,258 flags.
    1. (South Asia) Used for the Indian numbering system.
  2. The decimal separator used in some countries.
    Le debo 7,14 €. (Spanish)I owe you €7.14
    J’ai payé 10,14 €. (French)I paid €10.14

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:,.

Alternative forms edit

  • in Arabic: ⁧،
  • in Armenian: ՝
  • in Chinese:
  • in Japanese:

Synonyms edit

  • (Decimal separator): .
  • (Thousands separator): .

See also edit

Punctuation

English edit

Suffix edit

,

  1. (stenoscript) the suffix -(V)nce or -(V)nse (-ance, -ence, -anse, -ense, etc.)
  2. (stenoscript) the suffix -ity

Lashi edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

,

  1. final glottal stop (on a syllable with fully falling lexical tone).

Usage notes edit

The punctuation mark is separated from the preceding word by a space.

Falling tone is otherwise unmarked. Glottal stop also occurs on syllables with high-falling tone, which is written ʼ, but is unmarked in such cases.

Letter edit

,

  1. High-falling lexical tone.

Usage notes edit

A final glottal stop is unwritten on syllables with this tone. Thus transcribes both /a᷇/ and /a᷇ʔ/. Full falling tone is unmarked, except for syllables with a final glottal stop, which is transcribed ,.

Lhao Vo edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

,

  1. glottal stop (with falling lexical tone).

Usage notes edit

The punctuation mark is separated from the preceding word by a space.

Falling tone is otherwise unmarked. Glottal stop with other tones is low ; and high ʼ.