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Character  ’ 
Unicode name RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
Unicode block General Punctuation
Codepoint U+2019

Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • '
  • (transliterated Cyrillic):

Etymology[edit]

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Symbol[edit]

  1. End of a quotation.
  2. ( in transliterated Cyrillic text) Transliteration of the soft sign (ь), indicating palatalization of preceding consonants.
  3. ( in transliterated Arabic and Hebrew text) Transliteration of the glottal stop (hamza).
  4. A glottal stop in the orthography of numerous languages of America, Africa, and formally the Pacific. In most Polynesian languages, the convention has shifted to the okina <ʻ>.
  5. (informal) A substitute for the diacritic ʼ used in the International Phonetic Alphabet for ejective and other glottalized consonants.

See also[edit]

Punctuation


English[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. Indicating a possessive, with s (’s).
  2. Indicating the omission of letters.
    tho, theyll, 65

Usage notes[edit]

  • When indicating a possessive and omission of letters, this symbol is called an apostrophe.

Belarusian[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. Indicating the non-palatalization of the preceding consonant before a soft vowel.

Ukrainian[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. Indicating the non-palatalization of the preceding consonant before a soft vowel.
  2. Representing the apostrophe in names transliterated from the Roman alphabet, for example Кот-д’Івуар (Côte d’Ivoire).