Diacritic ( Concept )

      |_ Object
            |_ Linguistic Expression
                  |_ Written Linguistic Expression
                        |_ Orthographic Part
                              |_ Diacritic


A Diacritic is a small mark added to a glyph (usually above or below) used to indicate stress, tone, or some kind of change in the quality of the segment represented by the glyph. Diacritics are used extensively in some writing systems, such as in French, Hebrew, or Arabic, and in transcription systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Usage Notes


names Thing     This semiotic relation associates some OrthographicExpression with some Entity. It differs from 'labels' in that a name is usually considered part of the orthographic system, where a label is not.

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