punctum delens (lenition)

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Punctum delens (lenition)
> punctum delens (lenition)
Image: Punctum-delens.png
[File] Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18, 1339) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2], p. 113b

Letter(s) represented: □h (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Appearance
Build type: Component
Position: Superscript
Type of symbol: Symbol
Equivalent form in minuscule: » The punctum delens was originally a critical mark that was placed over a character to indicate that it had slipped in by mistake and so needed to be skipped over in the reader's mind or omitted from transcription. In Irish manuscripts, however, it came to be used to indicate lenition of a consonant. This use was initially confined to s and f, but later spread to other characters as well.
Homograph of: punctum delens (nasalisation), punctus superscript (abbreviating device)
Has allograph(s):
> Breve-ponc.png breve
Represents: » □h » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of: punctum delens (lenition)
> Spiritus.png spiritus asper
Represents: » □h (Irish)  » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of: punctum delens (lenition)
Meaning
Represents: » □h
Provenance
Frequency: common
See also
Examples in context: Examples in other contexts, if available
> no image available amh (m stroke and punctum delens)
Represents: » amh » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available eth, eadh (Tironian et with punctum delens)
Represents: » eth, eadh » Notational device: Superscript symbol, Baseline symbol
> Fhir.png fir with punctum delens (fhir)
Represents: » fhir (Irish) 
> G1303p17-ghniom(h).png ghniom (example)
Represents: » ghniom, ghniomh (Irish) 
> G1303p17-gna-th.png gnáth (example)
Represents: » gnáth (Irish) 
> M-stroke-with-punctumd.png m stroke with punctum delens
Represents: » □mh, □()mh (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available suspension stroke and punctum delens
Represents: » □()h, □()he, □aigh(e), □aidh(e), □aibh(e) » Notational device: Superscript symbol
Entries related in meaning: Possible equivalents matching one of the values in the transcription above, if available
> Breve-ponc.png breve
Represents: » □h » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of: punctum delens (lenition)


> Spiritus.png spiritus asper
Represents: » □h (Irish)  » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of: punctum delens (lenition)



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