acute diacritic (disambiguation)
|acute diacritic (disambiguation)|
|[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)|
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|Build type:|| Component|
|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.).
|Represents:||» In Irish: (disambiguates i in a string of minims)|
|Examples in context:|| Examples in other contexts, if available
|Entries related in meaning:|| Possible equivalents matching one of the values in the transcription above, if available |
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