þankastrik

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From þanki (thought) +‎ strik (line, stroke).

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þankastrik n (genitive singular þankastriks, nominative plural þankastrik)

  1. (typography) an em dash, the symbol “(used to demarcate a parenthetical thought or to indicate a break, or for emphasis)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to demarcate opposites, unexpected or sudden changed in narrative; an insertion, a comment or an addition that is to emphasized.[2][3]
  • They are to be separated from the text by one space (“ ”)[2][3][4]—this is different from English where spaces normally neither follow nor precede an em dash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði
  2. 2.0 2.1 18. gr. Auglýsing um greinarmerkjasetningu (“Article 18, Notice of Punctuation Formatting”)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiðbeiningar fyrir höfunda greina, viðhorfa og sjónrýni í Sögu (“Guidelines for Authors of Articles, Opinion Pieces and Visual Analysis in Saga”)
  4. ^ Þankastrik, band strik og skiptistrik (“The Em Dash, En Dash and Hyphen”)