A Look at Some of Those Crazy Diacritical Marks

Doodads, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits.

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Diacritical marks: English uses them only rarely, but in other languages like French and German they are common. Diacritical marks are those dots, lines, and swoops that appear above, below, and occasionally even beside certain letters in words.




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