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Character  ' 
Unicode name APOSTROPHE
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0027
& ← Basic Latin → (
See also: and -'




  1. (apostrophe) or (leading apostrophe)
  2. or (both the opening and closing single quotation marks)
  3. ˈ (IPA primary stress)
  4. ʼ (IPA diacritic for ejective consonant)
  5. ׳ (Hebrew geresh)
  6. ʻ (Hawaiian okina).
  7. (mathematics) (prime symbol)
  8. ' (foot length unit symbol)

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  1. Put before the declension suffix of a foreign name, if the preceding letter is silent.
    Harry'ego /xaˈrɛ.ɡɔ/genitive case of Harry
    Georges'em /ˈʐɔr.ʐɛm/instrumental case of Georges




' upper case (lower case ')

  1. The first letter of the Somali alphabet, called alef and written in the Latin script.

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  1. The first letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is followed by B.
  2. Rarely used in initial position.

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