Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon May 11 08:47:07 UTC 2009

>> ...
>> At 12:17 PM -0400 5/10/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>>> No tones? I see a caron over the "e".
>> Yes, I noticed that diacritic, but wasn't sure it was a tone,
>> especially since there was nothing tone-like on the first syllable,
>> but I confess I know about as much about Vietnamese orthography as I
>> do about playing linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.
> What first syllable? I'm referring to the only IPA the article gives
> for the name, at least up at the top:
> [ŋwjěʔn]

i wasn't familiar with the term "caron".  not in OED, NOAD2, or AHD4.
but there's a wikipedia page that says that it's a synonym of
"hacek" (imagine a hacek on the C and an acute accent on the A).


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