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)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to demarcate opposites, unexpected or sudden changed in narrative; an insertion, a comment or an addition that is to emphasized.[1][2]
  • They are to be separated from the text by one space (“ ”)[1][2][3]—this is different from English where spaces normally neither follow nor precede an em dash.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 18. gr. Auglýsing um greinarmerkjasetningu (“Article 18, Notice of Punctuation Formatting”)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Leiðbeiningar fyrir höfunda greina, viðhorfa og sjónrýni í Sögu (“Guidelines for Authors of Articles, Opinion Pieces and Visual Analysis in Saga”)
  3. ^ Þankastrik, band strik og skiptistrik (“The Em Dash, En Dash and Hyphen”)
  4. ^ Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði