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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
90 words

Accents in writing are marks (technically diacritical marks) qualifying certain letters to indicate particular meanings, sound values, or stresses on

diacritical

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Mark (e.g. an accent) added to a character to change its pronunciation. Commonly, diacritical marks are added to various characters in an alphabet to convey a similar change to each. ...
ligature

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Deriving from a form of the Latin ligare (‘to bind’), the term ‘ligature’ in palaeography means a stroke connecting two letters: for instance, the raised curve or loop which may ...

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