Generation ñ (enya)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 24 15:53:00 UTC 2008

At 10/23/2008 08:14 PM, Michael Covarrubias wrote:
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>that's a tilde over the n, not an accent.

tilde:  1. a. The diacritic mark ~ placed in Spanish above the letter n ...

diacritic:  A. adj. Serving to distinguish,
distinctive; spec. in Gram. applied to signs or
marks used to distinguish different sounds or
values of the same letter or character; e.g. è,
é, ê, ë, {edotab}, {emac}, {ebreve}, {ehook}, etc.

accent:  2.b. Marks used to distinguish the
different qualities of sound indicated by a letter, called diacritical accents.
      2.c. Marks of various kinds placed over and
under the consonants in Hebrew, serving as signs
of tone and of interpunctuation ...

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