accents defined in 1939 yearaccents - Accents;
accents - Marks used to indicate stress in pronunciation. Those now most commonly used, e.g. in French, are the old classical accents, the grave or heavy (x), the acute or sharp (') and the circumflex, a combination of both (*). In French the use of the circumflex generally indicates the dropping out of a consonant before another consonant, e.g. bete for beste, ame for anme (Latin ammo). Although strictly speaking not accents, mention may be made of certain other marks called diacritical which serve as guides to pronunciation. The cedilla (s) is placed under c, chiefly in French and Portuguese, when the letter is to be sounded like s, not like k. In English the diaeresis (â€¢â€¢), from Greek diairein, to divide, is placed over the second of two vowels to show that each vowel is to be pronounced separately, and the grave or acute accent is occasionally used in poetry over the e in ed to show that it has to be pronounced as a separate syllable, e.g. learned. In Spanish the tilde (~) and in Polish ' are placed over n (8, ri) to indicate the y-sound heard in poniard (canon, Poznari). In the Teutonic and Scandinavian languages modifications in the sound of the vowels are expressed by certain marks (Abo,Gotter). Diacritical marksaro used in certain Oriental languages.
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