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◌̉ U+0309, ̉
Combining Diacritical Marks ◌̊


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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