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Synonyms for diaeresis

a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound

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These Nuer characters need to use the U+0331 COMBINING MACRON BELOW and U+0308 COMBINING DIAERESIS diacritics.
Third, although weaving is no doubt a slighter thing than cosmology, I fail to see that it satisfies the ostensible need to practice on a simple example before proceeding with the diaeresis.
For Harvey Scodel, Diaeresis and Myth in Plato's "Statesman," Hypomnemata 85 (Gottingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1987), Plato intends the Eleatic Stranger's differences with Socrates as departures not merely from Socrates, but from the truth.
In the Stranger's initial attempt to define the statesman, the method of diaeresis promised more precision than it could deliver.
Since the first foot is a self-contained dactylic word,(34) the diaeresis creates from 2-strong to 4-strong a repetition of the opening rhythm of a hexameter from beginning to 3-strong, in this case enhanced by the second foot dactyl [Unknown Words Omitted].
Philebus (especially 16c--18d) might then be cited as an explicit example of the conjunction of diaeresis and mathematics.
This speech analysis flows from Malone's pencil shortly after he notices that his window "sometimes looks as if it were painted on the wall, like Tiepolo's ceiling at Wurzburg, what a tourist I must have been, I can even remember the diaeresis, if it is one" (MD, 235).
It is extended for the letter n, denoted by 'n, and for the diaeresis u, denoted by :u.
At this point, right after the bucolic diaeresis, the noun aukhen looks as if it will remain the object of the verb haireomai, until Homer successfully enjambs the next line (108) with a verb and participle in agreement with the noun, [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("they unyoked [those necks] dripping with sweat"), and then fills out the rest of the line with a further comment, [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("when they had tired of war").
Because of the near-phonological character of Italian orthography, the great majority of syllable divisions can be identified in simple structural terms, as coming after any group of one or more consonants or after a printed diaeresis mark (the identification of accentual structures, which is the next stage of the study, is unfortunately not nearly so straightforward).
It is usually distinguished from diaeresis, in which the word ending and the foot ending coincide.
GREEK TEXT OMITTED] and if it extends as far as the bucolic diaeresis, the poet will finish the line with the phrase
Also, the different parts that make up an asynarteton, a verse made up of two or more metrical units that follow each other without a pause, but are separated by diaeresis, the demanded or recommended ending of a word between two metra or feet.
A diaeresis after the fourth foot in a dactylic hexameter, especially common in pastoral poetry, is called a bucolic diaeresis or bucolic caesura.