Example sentences for: diacritical

How can you use “diacritical” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In general, diacritical marks are all those little jots and tittles that appear over, under, and even through various letters.

  • But sometimes they are not trivial at all, because a diacritical mark can change the pronunciation, the spelling and therefore even the meaning of a word.

  • In the Romanization system I learned (and a pox on Peiking/Beijing for replacing the clear with the opaque) the two characters are transliterated as mei-kuo , disregarding the tonal diacritical marks.

  • These diacritical marks are now, unfortunately, left off in many publications, so we must praise Greenman's efforts here.

  • As a self-confessed obsessive when it comes to newspapers' errors, my own pet peeve—one which all the North American news services and most of its major news magazines seem to be guilty of—is leaving diacritical marks off foreign words.

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