acute diacritic (disambiguation)

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Acute diacritic (disambiguation)
acute diacritic (disambiguation)
Image: Acutedis 23E29p83.png
[File] Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 29 (1134) = Book of Fermoy [s. xiv/xv], p. 83

Represents in Irish: (disambiguates i in a string of minims) (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Appearance
Build type: Component
Position: Superscript
Type of symbol: Symbol, Critical sign
Homograph of: síneadh fada
Comments: A successive series of minims such as i (dotless), n and m could be hard to disentangle. For this reason, a slanted hairstroke was sometimes placed on top of the letter i, although this practice is attested only sporadically in Irish manuscripts. The dot on the i in modern typography owes its existence to an equivalent scribal device in the Middle Ages.

The stroke is often difficult or impossible to distinguish from the length mark known as the síneadh fada. Nevertheless, in cases such as that of innis (below), the latter possibility is ruled out on linguistic grounds. A typical use where confusion is less likely to occur is the placing of acute strokes over minims in a Roman numeral '(e.g. .ííí. for .iii.).

Meaning
Represents: » In Irish: (disambiguates i in a string of minims)
Provenance
See also
Examples in context: Examples in other contexts, if available
> 5ii-23O48f1vb9.png 5ii (example)
Represents: » 7 vii secht (Irish) » vii (Latin) 
> I-with-acute-23E29p83.png i with acute diacritic (disambiguation)
Represents: » i (Irish) » i (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> Innis 23E29p83.png innis (example)
Represents: » innis (Irish) 
> Ol-sé-Leiden-VLQ-7.png ol sé
Represents: » ol sé (Irish) 
> Vii-23O48f18vb.png vii (example of Roman numeral)
Represents: » vii secht 7 (Irish) » vii (Latin) 
Entries related in meaning: Possible equivalents matching one of the values in the transcription above, if available



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