palatal hook

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Noun[edit]

palatal hook (plural palatal hooks)

  1. (orthodontics) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
  2. (typography, rare) = háček (when it takes the form of a prime)
    • 1962, Revue Canadienne des Slavistes V, page 60
      In the Zographensis one finds pьřěaxǫ (John 6:52). Here the liquid is marked with the palatal hook.
    • 1968, Robert Magidoff et al. (editors), Studies in Slavic Linguistics and Poetics, in Honor of Boris O. Unbegaun, page 42
      Kalnyn′ states [] that in the best manuscripts [] the instances of marking of palatal l and n in general exceeds those of failing to do so; moreover, the marking of non-palatal consonants with a palatal hook is rare.
    • 2004, Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style (3rd ed.), page 304
      In Czech, [the háček] is actually a variant of the palatal hook, which can take the form of caron or apostrophe.
    • 2009, Theodore Rosendorf, The Typographic Desk Reference, page 130
      l-caron/l-palatal hook
  3. (typography, pre-1989 IPA) A hamiform diacritic ( ̡) formerly used to mark consonantal palatalisation; superseded by the superscript jay: (ʲ).

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