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A diacritic (or diacritical mark) is a mark added to a letter, usually to indicate a specific pronunciation of that letter.
Of the various languages using the Latin alphabet, English is one of the few that generally does not use diacritical marks. Those words that do contain them are typically foreign loanwords
whose diacritics have been retained in English. The most common of these that appear in English are known as accents
(either acute, as in café
, or grave, as in vis-à-vis
There are, however, a few diacritics that are used in native English words.
diacriticA small mark added to a letter that changes its pronunciation, such as an acute accent (á), a grave accent (à) and a cedilla (ç).
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Finally, if there are additional diacritic marks
that are used as diacritics, similarly to the Arabic vowel marks, Qur'anic annotation marks, etc.
The Hungarian language employs 8 digraphs, one trigraph, and 9 letters with diacritic marks
People who specialize in some of them or live in those countries where they are located may provide very complete information, including proper diacritic marks
, GPS data, old names etc.