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̉ U+0309, ̉
COMBINING HOOK ABOVE
̈
[U+0308]
Combining Diacritical Marks ̊
[U+030A]

Translingual[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

̉

  1. The hook above.

Vietnamese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

 ̉

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called dấu hỏi (asking mark) in Vietnamese, and found on /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, / and /. Used to indicate mid falling-rising, harsh tone.

Usage notes[edit]

In some dialects of Vietnamese, particularly Saigonese, the mid-rising, glottalized tone represented by ~ is conflated with the mid falling-rising, harsh tone. Therefore, speakers of Saigonese often use this tone mark in words that are spelled with ~ in standard written Vietnamese.

In Vietnamese handwriting and signmaking, the letter I/i retains its tittle.

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