čárka

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Czech čárka (little line”, “comma”, “acute accent), the diminutive form of čára (line”, “threadlike mark made by a stylus).

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Noun[edit]

čárka (plural čárky)

  1. (rare, only in reference to the diacritic’s use in Czech) An acute accent (used to lengthen a vowel).
    • 1993, Olga Parolková and Jaroslava Nováková, Czech for Foreigners, page 153
      A long vowel is denoted by a “čárka” and is twice as long as the short one.
    • 2000, Jarda Cervenka, Revenge of Underwater Man and other stories, page 28
      “It should be Čermák, with a háček above the C and a čárka above the a, long a.”
    • 2009, Autumn Pierce, Angličtina, page 28
      There are no separate keys for háčky and čárky.
    • 2011, Charles Ota Heller, Prague, “A note about Czech words”, page vii
      Čárky” (pronounced “tchah-rky”) are used to lengthen the sounds of vowels.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

čára +‎ -ka

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Czech) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃaːrka/

Noun[edit]

čárka f

  1. little line (diminutive form of čára)
  2. comma
  3. acute accent, čárka

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