háček

haček

[hah-chek]
noun
a diacritical mark (ˇ) placed over a letter in some languages, as Czech and Lithuanian, and in some systems of phonetic transcription, especially to indicate that a sound is palatalized.
Also, háček.
Also called wedge.


Origin:
1950–55; < Czech háček, diminutive of hák hook < German; see hook

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háček (ˈhɑːtʃɛk)
 
n
a diacritic mark (ˇ) placed over certain letters in order to modify their sounds, esp used in Slavonic languages to indicate various forms of palatal articulation, as in the affricate č and the fricative trill ř used in Czech
 
[from Czech]

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