diaeresis


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diaeresis

, dieresis
a pause in a line of verse occurring when the end of a foot coincides with the end of a word
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For Dinka and Nuer, it is necessary to be able to display certain base characters with U+0331 COMBINING MACRON BELOW and U+0308 COMBINING DIAERESIS.
Not only do we have the problems of an erratically maintained hiatus, but these are compounded by irregularities of versification, so that it might have been preferable to dispense with the diaeresis in editing this poem.
The diaeresis, already sparingly used, is occasionally missed: meus 3705.