¨

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Character  ¨ 
Unicode name DIAERESIS
Codepoint U+00A8
§ ← Latin-1 Supplement → ©
Character  ̈ 
Unicode name COMBINING DIAERESIS
Codepoint U+0308
̇ ← Combining Diacritical Marks → ̉

Translingual[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

  1. Symbol for dieresis, diaeresis.
  2. Symbol for umlaut.
  3. (IPA) A modifier indicating centralization.

Derived terms[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

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

Dutch[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

  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 notes[edit]

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.


Galician[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

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

German[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

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

Greek[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨ (¨)

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



Portuguese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

  1. (obsolete) A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called trema (trema) in Portuguese, and found on Ï/ï and Ü/ü.

Spanish[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

¨

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