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  accent. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In writing, accent is also used to show syllable stress as in Spanish María (acute accent) and Italian pietà (grave accent).
Such written symbols, misleadingly termed accents, are often used only to signal specific pronunciation rather than stress, as in French élève.
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.
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  Grave accent - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek the grave accent occurs only on the last syllable of a word, in cases where the normal high tone (indicated by an acute accent) was lowered in Ancient Greek because of a following word in the same sentence.
In Catalan, the grave 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].
The grave accent can be used also in the fusion of the preposition "a" and demonstrative pronouns: "aquele" and "aquela" (that one), "aqueles" and "aquelas" (those) and "aquilo" (that), composing "àquele", "àquela", "àqueles", "àquelas" and "àquilo".
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  Grave accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Catalan, the grave accent (or accent obert as it's called in this language) 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].
The grave accent is used to distinguish homophones in French, Italian and Catalan.
In Greek the grave accent occurs only on the last syllable of a word, in cases where the normal high pitch (indicated by an acute accent) was lowered in Ancient Greek because of a following word in the same sentence.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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) as pickéd to indicate the pronunciation.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Grave accent
In Greek the grave accent occurs only on the last syllable of a word, in cases where the normal high tone (indicated by an acute accent) was lowered in Ancient Greek because of a following word in the same sentence.
In Catalan, the grave 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].
The grave accent can be used also in the fusion of the preposition "a" and demonstrative pronouns: "aquele" and "aquela" (that one), "aqueles" and "aquelas" (those) and "aquilo" (that), composing "àquele", "àquela", "àqueles", "àquelas" and "àquilo".
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 grave - Wiktionary
{Grave}, {Sober}, {Serious}, {Solemn.} Sober supposes the absence of all exhilaration of spirits, and is opposed to gay or flighty; as, sober thought.
Grave denotes a state of mind, appearance, etc., which results from the pressure of weighty interests, and is opposed to hilarity of feeling or vivacity of manner; as, a qrave remark; qrave attire.
Solemn is applied to a case in which gravity is carried to its highest point; as, a solemn admonition; a solemn promise.
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 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.
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 Grave accent
Grave accent (pronounced [gra:v] (grahv) or [greIv]) is a diacritic mark used in written French, Catalan, Italian and other languages.
It is also used as a grammatical mark, serving to distinguish between the preposition à (to) and the verb a (past tense of avoir); and ; (where) and ou (or).
In Catalan grave accent is used to mark both the stress and the distinct quality of certain stressed vowels, such as è [E] versus é [e], or such as ò [O] versus ó [o].
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 Grave accent . Enpsychlopedia
The grave accent was first used in the polytonic orthography of Ancient Greek, where it occurred only on the last syllable of a word, in cases where the normal high pitch (indicated by an acute accent) was lowered because of a following word in the same sentence.
In Norwegian (both bokmål and Nynorsk), the grave accent is used to indicate stress on a syllable that would otherwise be unstressed.
In African languages, the grave accent is often used to indicate a low tone, e.g.
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 [jdom-interest] [jdom-announce] jsp and XMLOutputter
- uppercase A, grave accent {"Aacute", new Integer(193)}, // ?
- lowercase a, grave accent {"aacute", new Integer(225)}, // ?
- lowercase a, circumflex accent {"atilde", new Integer(227)}, // ?
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 grave accent Information Center - accent grave
The grave accent (`) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), French, Catalan, Welsh, Italian, Vietnamese, Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Irish (Gaelge) and other languages.
In Norwegian (nynorsk), the grave accent is used to indicate stress on a syllable that would otherwise be unstressed.
It indicates that a vowel usually silent is to be pronounced, in order translate accent grave to fit the rhythm or meter.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Grave accent
Grave accent (pronounced [gra:v] (grahv) or [greIv]) is a diacritic mark used in written French, Catalan, Italian and other languages.
It is also used as a grammatical mark, serving to distinguish between the preposition à (to) and the verb a (past tense of avoir); and ; (where) and ou (or).
In Catalan grave accent is used to mark both the stress and the distinct quality of certain stressed vowels, such as è [E] versus é [e], or such as ò [O] versus ó [o].
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/gr/Grave_accent   (146 words)

  
 Television Point | Dictionary | Meaning of grave   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Usage: {Grave}, {Sober}, {Serious}, {Solemn.} Sober supposes the absence of all exhilaration of spirits, and is opposed to gay or flighty; as, sober thought.
See {Grave} to carve.] An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher.
Dreaming that you are visiting a grave indicates that you need to delve into your own unconscious in search of an issue in which you thought had been put to rest.
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 How to Use a Grave Accent in a Windows Document | eHow.com
Grave accents occur in European and Asian languages that are written in the Roman alphabet.
The grave accent is used over a vowel.
Go to your document and insert your cursor at the spot where you want the vowel and the grave accent to appear.
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 grave - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Grave, sober, solemn refer to the condition of being serious in demeanor or appearance.
Grave indicates a weighty dignity, or the character, aspect, demeanor, speech, etc., of one conscious of heavy responsibilities or cares, or of threatening possibilities: The jury looked grave while studying the evidence.
from the cradle to the grave; one foot in the grave;
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 B a s i c R u l e s F o r G r e e k A c c e n t s   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mastery of accents comes only slowly, because their rules are complex; but you should not, in despair, just ignore them (as foolish students do).
grave accent is not pronounced--see § IV),  C i r c u m f l e x  Ç : the voice rose in pitch, then fell (see § IV),  A c u t e  /  = the voice rose in pitch.
The conclusion to which all this evidence points is that, by the beginning of the Christian era, the function of position in marking emphasis and the function of the modal particles in marking other shades of meaning were being taken over by intonation of the voice.
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 Ancient Greek Accents
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).
Compounds with "tis" or "te" as the second element are accented in the enclitic fashion, as in "hou~tinos" and "hw'ste".
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 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").
However, the grave accent is often used even on vowels that, according to Standard Italian, are closed.
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 LanguageGuide: French: Pronunciation: Accents   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the acute accent it is pronounced [e] (see Vowel Sounds I).
In a few cases, the grave accent serves to distinguish two words which otherwise would have the same spelling.
There are a few cases when the grave accent does affect pronunciation - at least in some regions.
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 Accent: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In writing, accent is also used to show syllable stress as in Spanish María (acute accent) and Italian pietà (grave accent).
Accent, appearance, and ethnic stereotypes in New Zealand...of these studies have examined the combined influence of accent and appearance on evaluations.
Although accent refers strictly to pronunciation, in practice...dialect can usually be identified by the accent of its speakers as well as by distinctive...
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 Accents   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although "o" is used in most of the example, the accents may be placed on any letter.
Note that the letters "i" and "j" require special treatment when they are given accents because it is often desirable to replace the dot with the accent.
Some of the accent marks used in running text have other uses in the tabbing environment.
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 Apostrophe and acute accent confusion
Both TeX and troff use the grave accent and apostrophe in their formatting languages to denote the left and right single quotation mark.
The m4 macro processor uses the grave accent and apostrophe to delimit strings.
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.
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 BGreek: Re: accents
take an acute or grave accent on the last syllable (oxytone).
acute (or grave) on the nominative and accusative and circumflex on the
accent in verbs is recessive and tends to be easier to learn.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The word grave is derived from the Latin gravis (heavy).
It comes from French, where it is pronounced similarly: accent grave.
The grave accent marks the height or openness of the vowels e and o, indicating that they are pronounced open: è (as opposed to é); ò (as opposed to ó), in several Romance languages:
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 AllRefer.com - accent (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
accent, in speech, emphasis given a particular sound, called prosodic systems in linguistics.
In writing, accent is also used to show syllable stress as in Spanish MarIa (acute accent) and Italian pietA (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.
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 Macron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Hawaiian (where it is known as the kahakō) it is again used to indicate long vowels, which in turn influence the placement of accent stress in words.
Over a u at the end of a word, the macron indicated um as a form of scribal abbreviation.
He Kupu o te Rā Information about typing macrons, macron support in email packages, and TXTing macrons.
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