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diacritic

 [di″ah-krit´-ik]
diagnostic; distinguishing.

di·a·crit·ic

, diacritical (dī'ă-krit'ik, -krit'i-kăl),
Distinguishing; diagnostic; allowing of distinction.
[G. diakritikos, able to distinguish]

diacritic

(dī′ə-krĭt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Diacritical.
2. Medicine Diagnostic or distinctive.
n.
A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accents of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.

di·a·crit·ic

, diacritical (dī-ă-krit'ik, -i-kăl)
Distinguishing; diagnostic; allowing of distinction.
[G. diakritikos, able to distinguish]

diacritic

diagnostic; distinguishing.
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Diacritical marks are signs added to a certain letter to change its meaning or pronunciation.
In some instances, more than one diacritical mark is applied to a single base character (see Figure 2-21).
Diacritical marks, which include accent marks, tildes, umlauts and other notations, help to distinguish one letter from another and aid in pronunciation.
Here he strips it of all those diacritical marks, critical apparatus, and other paraphernalia that academics require of each other, and adds explanatory notes for educated general readers.
Masing determined (and used diacritical marks to denote them) three degrees of quantity both in vowels and consonants, but he suggested a rather relevant theoretical ternary system for vowels only.
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Nor is it clear why "Kaznacic" (79 and 153) has no diacritical marks which are correctly used in other Croatian names on the same page.
The next step is to associate these sounds with diacritical marks, which bear a close resemblance to the hand play, e.
Less helpful is the guide to pronunciation at the start of the book, because she indicates that all of the diacritical marks that her list clarifies, and which are found in many other texts, will not be used in hers.
The accents and other diacritical marks we now use to write ancient Greek are comparatively late inventions.