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  Diaeresis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek διαιρεῖν (diaerein), to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels.
The diaeresis is also occasionally used on native English words for the above purposes (as in "coöperate", "reënact", and the surname "Brontë"), but this usage has become very rare since the 1940s.
Diaeresis was used in the early Cyrillic alphabet which was used to write Old Church Slavonic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diaeresis   (1297 words)

  
 Diaeresis
In linguistics, a diaeresis or (American English only) '\dieresis (from Greek diairein, "to divide") is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels.
The same diacritic mark is used for a different purpose in German: in this language it marks a variation in the pronunciation of vowels known as an umlaut.
Despite the difference between diaeresis and umlauts, the HTML entities for these characters all end in uml; e.g.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/d/di/diaeresis.html   (542 words)

  
 Diaeresis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In linguistics, a diaeresis''' or '''dieresis''' (American EnglishAE) (from Greek languageGreek ''diairein'', "to divide") is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels.
Cyrillic letters А, О, У with diaeresis are used in Altay languageAltay, Mari languageMari and Keräşen Tatar alphabets for sounds ''ä'', ''ö'', ''ü'' since the 19th century.
Characters with umlauts are not encoded, as they are seen as variations of the characters with diaeresis.
www.infothis.com /find/Diaeresis   (1155 words)

  
 Jonathon Delacour: Diacritical
A similar mark is used to indicate diaeresis in other languages, but the umlaut dots are very close to the letter’s body in a well-designed font, while the diaeresis dots are a bit further above—in computer screen fonts the difference is usually not noticeable, but in printed material it is.
In the Seymour Hersh article, the diaeresis is used not only in the word “reëlection,” but also in “preëmptive,” “coördinate,” and “coöperation.” Interestingly, “cooperating”—as in “Most have been cooperating in the war on terrorism”—appears without a diaeresis, which suggests either an editorial error or that the diaeresis is not used in a present participle.
The New Yorker's lone stand in favour of the diaeresis is one of the reasons I am fond of it.
weblog.delacour.net /archives/2005/01/diacritical.php   (1319 words)

  
 Diaeresis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In French Greek and Dutch and in English borrowings from them this is often to indicate that the second of a of vowels is to be pronounced as separate vowel rather than being treated as or as part of a diphthong as in the word naïve or the name Zoë.
The diaeresis is also occasionally used on English words for the above purposes (as "coöperate" "reënact" and the surname "Brontë") but usage has become very rare since the The New Yorker magazine is noted as one of few sources that still spells "coöperate" with diaeresis.
The similar diacritic mark is used for different purpose in German : in this language it marks a in the pronunciation of vowels known as umlaut.
www.freeglossary.com /Diaeresis   (676 words)

  
 The Mavens' Word of the Day
The diaeresis over a vowel indicates that the vowel is to be pronounced separately.
Usually, though, the diaeresis is used on the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that the second one is pronounced separately.
It is a stylistic decision, but using a diaeresis often marks a person as a real fuddy-duddy.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19981209   (390 words)

  
 Diaeresis - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The modern Cyrillic Belarusian and Russian alphabets include the letter Yo (Ё, ё;), although in modern Russian it is usually printed without the diaeresis (Е, е) unless doing so would create ambiguity.
The Cyrillic alphabet letters A, O and U (А;, О, У) with diaeresis have been used in the Altay, Mari and Keräşen Tatar alphabets for the sounds ä, ö, ü since the 19th century.
In the Udmurt language, the diaeresis is also used with the consonant letters Zhe (Ж, ж → Ӝ, ӝ;) and Ze (З, з → Ӟ, ӟ;).
www.unipedia.info /%EF.html   (1437 words)

  
 Talk:diaeresis - Wiktionary
The diaeresis doesn't just serve the purpose mentioned here.
"di(a)eresis" seems to be used when speaking of the vowel disambiguation function technically except in regards French where the term "trema" may be more common.
I still don't like it but if we're describing the language then this is the way it's used.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Talk:Diaeresis   (170 words)

  
 Christ.com: Greek: Iota Subscript and Diaeresis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whereas a diphthong has a single sound, the vowel pair with diaeresis forms two sounds, and the vowels are divided into separate syllables.
which is normally a diphthong has a diaeresis mark over the second vowel, hence the vowel pair has the sound of the two separate vowels.
Also note that their is an acute accent mark with the diaeresis mark (it is between the two dots that make up the diaeresis).
www.christ.com /greek/greek-lesson-iotasubscriptanddiaeresis.html   (495 words)

  
 MemeFirst: BlogWars, Day 2: The Attack of the Diaeresis
As any of New York magazine's copy chiefs could have told her had she bothered to ask, the answer is that it's not an umlaut at all, it's a diaeresis.
And this is a woman who's just given Vincent Gallo an endless on-screen blowjob: she's not exactly at the top of her fame, a balloon waiting to be pricked.
And in any case, now is hardly the time to start attacking her diaeresis, which, even taking The Kicker at face value, has been around for six years already.
www.memefirst.com /000043.html   (1361 words)

  
 The Heartbreak of Diaeresis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There is something amiss chez Pentagoet (We assume of course you do not know it).
Allow us to present our humble thesis: You need to move your diaeresis.
No, the diaeresis should be over the "e," Just like Noel in gay Paree; But don't change to appease us Your exceedingly erroneous diaeresis.
www.castine.org /Castine_ode.htm   (109 words)

  
 Merriam-Webster Online
Etymology: Late Latin diaeresis, from Greek diairesis, literally, division, from diairein to divide, from dia- + hairein to take
For More Information on "diaeresis" go to Britannica.com
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 Latin-1 Supplement - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
[ANSI - horizontal ellipsis; MacRoman - O diaeresis]
[ANSI - s caron; MacRoman - o diaeresis]
[ANSI - Y diaeresis; MacRoman - u diaeresis]
www.alanwood.net /unicode/latin_1_supplement.html   (557 words)

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