Friday, November 14, 2014

Hey, Tittle Tittle

I love the names of certain accent marks associated with letters and words (especially words borrowed from other languages).

Tittle—the dot above the lowercase i and j in English

Tilde—the squiggly line (~) used as an accent mark in certain languages, such as Spanish and Portuguese (e.g. ã).

Umlaut—the two dots above letters in Germanic languages (e.g. ä).

Cedilla—the backward "c" symbol under certain letters in French and other languages (e.g. façade)

Happy Friday!

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