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  Accent - LoveToKnow 1911
There is no separate notation for stress accent, but the acute (') is used for the increasing, the grave (`) for the decreasing stress, and the circumflex (-) for the rising and falling (increasing and decreasing) and (Y) for the opposite.
The accent of a word, whether pitch or stress, may be considerably modified in the sentence.
The voice is raised and at the same time greater stress is generally employed when the speaker is carried away by emotion, though the connexion is not essential and strong emotion may be expressed by a lowering as well as by a raising of the voice.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Accent   (2059 words)

  
  Acute accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Italian as well, the acute accent is used on e and o, with the same phonetic value: é = [e] (as opposed to è = [ɛ]), and ó = [o] (as opposed to ò = [ɔ]).
In Danish, the usage of the acute accent is very similar to the Dutch usage, for example én (one) vs. en (a/an) and fór (went) and for (for).
In Norwegian, the acute accent is similar to Danish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acute_accent   (2002 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Accents
Grammarians asserted that an acute accent or the higher part of a circumflex accent was tonally a perfect fifth higher than the surrounding unaccented syllables.
Possible positions of acute accent are restricted by the length of the accented vowel or diphthong and the length of the vowel or diphthong in the final syllable.
If the persistent accent is on the antepenult, but some forms of the word change the ending from short to long vowels, the accent must comply with the constraints of the possible position restrictions; these forms then show an acute penultimate accent (paroxytone).
www.his.com /~wigtil/greekaccent.htm   (1454 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Acute accent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Irish Gaelic, the acute accent, known as a síneadh fada (/ˌʃiːnʲa ˈfadˠə/), is a sign of lenition and denotes a long vowel as opposed to a short one.
In Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan, the acute accent is used to mark the stressed vowel of a written word that would normally be stressed on another syllable.
In Irish Gaelic, the acute accent, known as a síneadh fada (pronounced SHEE-na FA-da), is a sign of lenition and denotes a long vowel as opposed to a short one.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Acute-accent   (883 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Acute accent
The acute accent (´) is a diacritic mark used in written French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Greek, Welsh, Hungarian, Faroese, Icelandic, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese, Dutch, Irish Gaelic, Croatian, Navajo and other languages.
In Swedish, the acute accent is also used only on the letter e, mostly in words of French origin and in some names, and mostly on the last syllable of a word.
In Hungarian, Czech, and Slovak the acute accent is used to mark the quantity or length of the base vowel.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Acute_accent   (1044 words)

  
 Acute accent
The corresponding stressed close-mid vowels are indicated with a circumflex accent.
In Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Galician, the acute accent is used to mark the stressed vowel of a written word that would normally be stressed on another syllable.
In some tonal languages such as Vietnamese and Mandarin Chinese, the acute accent is used to indicate a rising tone.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/ac/acute_accent.html   (1709 words)

  
 Double acute accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The double acute accent (˝) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian.
The double acute accent is also used in south Slavic phonetic alphabets as used by linguists to show a certain kind of tone.
O and U with double acute accents are supported in the ISO 8859-2 and Unicode character sets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Double_acute_accent   (481 words)

  
 Acute accent . Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The acute accent was first used in the polytonic orthography of Ancient Greek, where it indicated a syllable with a high pitch.
In Icelandic the acute accent is used on 6 of the vowels (a, e, i, o, u and y), and, as in Faroese, these are considered separate letters.
Accents are sometimes also used for poetic purposes, to indicate an unusual pronunciation: for example, spelling the word picked (normally [pɪkt]) as pickéd to indicate the pronunciation ['pɪkɪd].
enpsychlopedia.org /psypsych/Acute_accent   (1737 words)

  
 Definition of Accent from dictionary.net
Note: Many English words have two accents, the primary and the secondary; the primary being uttered with a greater stress of voice than the secondary; as in as'pira"tion, where the chief stress is on the third syllable, and a slighter stress on the first.
Note: In the ancient Greek the acute accent (') meant a raised tone or pitch, the grave (`), the level tone or simply the negation of accent, the circumflex (~ or ^) a tone raised and then depressed.
To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
www.dictionary.net /accent   (458 words)

  
 Typing French Accents On Your Computer
Accent aigu (acute accent) – This accent can only be used with an E and is written as é.
Accent grave (grave accent) – This accent can be used with A, E or U and is written à, è and ù.
On a Windows PC the accented letters may be typed in by using a combination of the ALT key and a number code.
www.fcgw.org /Accents.html   (363 words)

  
 Acute accent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The acute accent (´) is a diacritic mark used in written French Spanish Portuguese Catalan Greek Hungarian Icelandic Italian Swedish Polish Czech Slovak Vietnamese Dutch and other languages.
In Swedish the acute accent is also only on the letter e mostly in words of French origin in some names and mostly on the syllable of a word.
In Spanish and Dutch the acute accent used to disambiguate certain words which would be homographs.
www.freeglossary.com /Acute_accent   (871 words)

  
 Greek Accent Rules
An acute accent on the antepenult moves to the penult when the ultima is long.
An acute accent on the ultima changes to a grave when it is followed by another word with no intervening punctuation.
If there is not room for the accent on the preceding word, a two syllable enclitic keeps its accent, but a one syllable enclitic is not accented at all.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/tjohnson/tj/Accentrules.htm   (422 words)

  
 Spanish Acute Accent - Acento Agudo / Tilde Spanish Accents and Pronunciation - e Learn Spanish Language
Accents may look strange to anyone whose native language doesn't have any, but they are extremely important in Spanish.
Acute accents are also used to distinguish between otherwise identical words, such as sí (yes) vs si (if) - learn more.
Acute accents are added to verbs with attached object pronouns - learn more.
www.elearnspanishlanguage.com /pronunciation/acuteaccent.html   (208 words)

  
 Greek & Greek Extended
Eventually, grave was restricted to accented syllables, as a variant of the acute.
However, an acute was used instead of a grave before punctuation (pitch would remain high before a pause), and before enclitics (little words which would glue on to their preceding words, and form a single phonological unit with them -- so that the accent was no longer truly final).
(Note that the combination of acute and capital in titlecase is peculiar to monotonic, and may have aroused aesthetic objections.) This deviation too does not seem to have spread to the education system or to other typography.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/unicode_gkbkgd.html   (2565 words)

  
 accent - Wiktionary
A higher or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.
A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Accent   (402 words)

  
 Acute Definition, What is Acute
In Catalan, the acute accent is used to mark both the stress and the distinct quality of certain stressed vowels, such as è [ɛ] versus é [e], or such as ò [ɔ] versus ó [o].
In Italian as well, the acute accent is used on e and o, with the same phonetic value: é = [e] (as opposed to è = [ɛ]), and ó = [o] (as opposed to ò = [ɔ]).
In Danish, the usage of the acute accent is very similar to the Dutch usage, for example én (one) vs. en (a/an) and fór (went) and for (for).
www.networkliquidators.com /definition-acute.asp   (2187 words)

  
 Herbert Weir Smyth, Greek Grammar
The grave is a low-pitched tone as contrasted with the acute.
An accent is called recessive when it moves back as far from the end of the word as the quantity of the ultima permits (166).
The invention of the marks of accent is attributed to Aristophanes of Byzantium, librarian at Alexandria about 200 B.C. The use of signs served to fix the correct accentuation, which was becoming uncertain in the third century B.C.; marked the variation of dialect usage; and rendered the acquisition of Greek easier for foreigners.
www.ccel.org /s/smyth/grammar/html/smyth_1f_uni.htm   (1531 words)

  
 Apostrophe and acute accent confusion
Before ISO 8859-1 came around, there was no use for the acute accent key on German keyboards, therefore it was simply mapped to the apostrophe in keyboard drivers and people got used to it.
In the "de(basic)" mapping, the keys for acute (E12), grave (Shift+E12), tilde (AltGr+D12), and circumflex (E0) are all non-spacing.
This keeps the grave accent spacing for the time the measures under A) are not yet implemented (and so nothing changes for TeX and Emacs users), but it makes the acute accent non-spacing, to prevent its accidental use as an apostrophe.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/ucs/apostrophe.html   (1944 words)

  
 definition of tone
Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.
Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
www.brainydictionary.com /words/to/tone230913.html   (361 words)

  
 The Accent
With any of these meanings, the term "accent" is used to describe differences in pronunciation that are often significant and may generate doubts or confusions in students of Italian as a Second language.
The circumflex accent (^) can be found in poetry and indicates either the contraction of two vowels (as in "ozî", for "ozii") or the elimination of a syllable (as in "tôrre" for "togliere").
According to Italian spelling rules, the accent mark is required only when the stress falls on the last vowel of words formed by more than one syllable (as in "città, caffè, felicità") and on monosyllabic words that can be confused with a similar term ("né" as opposed to "ne").
www.locuta.com /eaccent.html   (463 words)

  
 Horne Translations: Accents and other diacritical marks in English
Occasionally an acute accent may be seen in a word from Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, or another language.
The acute accent (´) and the breve are used in poesy to mark stressed and unstressed syllables, respectively.
As mentioned above, the acute accent has come to be used, sporadically and arbitrarily, in recent loan-words and brand names to indicate an e that, contrary to the reader’s expectations, is not silent.
www.hornetranslations.com /diacriticsenca.shtml   (3757 words)

  
 Accent: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
In writing, accent is also used to show syllable stress as in Spanish María (acute accent) and Italian pietà (grave accent).
The word accent in English is also understood to mean the pronunciation and speech patterns that are typical of a speech community; it also denotes the particular manner of uttered expression that lends a special shade of meaning, as when one speaks in harsh or gentle accents.
Accent, appearance, and ethnic stereotypes in New Zealand...of these studies have examined the combined influence of accent and appearance on evaluations.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/accent.jsp?l=A&p=1   (1782 words)

  
 Introduction to accents
The accent of any word that is declined (articles, nouns, pronouns, adjectives) wants to stay, throughout the declension, on the same syllable where it stands in the nominative singular.
The accent of any verbal form that is conjugated tends to recede from the end of the word.
The anomalies that you will surely perceive in the accents of declension result from special circumstances such as contraction, or are exceptions relevant to a particular group or subgroup...
www.class.uh.edu /courses/grnl1/less7/ee7.4.htm   (406 words)

  
 accent@Everything2.com
A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
In dictionaries, spelling books, and the like, the acute accent is used to designate the syllable which receives the chief stress of voice.
To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
www.everything2.org /index.pl?node=accent&lastnode_id=887215   (661 words)

  
 Accentuation Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Certain monosylabic words normally lack their own accent and attach themselves in pronunciation to the following word to form a single word unit.
Proclitics are normally written without an accent and do not affect the accentuation of the following word.
But a proclitic does receive an acute accent when it is followed by an enclitic (defined on the next screen).
socrates.berkeley.edu:7066 /~ancgreek/accenttutU/procliticsU.html   (154 words)

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