Grave Accent

The grave accent ( ` ) ( /ˈɡreɪv/ or /ˈɡrɑːv/) is a diacritical mark used in many written languages, including Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Dutch, French, Greek (until 1982; see polytonic orthography), Italian, Macedonian, Mohawk, Norwegian, Occitan, Portuguese, Ligurian, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Welsh, Romansh and Yoruba.

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Grave Accent - Technical Notes - Use in Programming
... Programmers have used the grave accent symbol as a separate character (i.e ... In Verilog, the grave accent is used to define constants (e.g ... Accidental use of an apostrophe instead of a grave accent and vice versa is a source of frequent beginner mistakes in the language ...
Crase - Portuguese - Further Rules
... or whether one may use the contraction à (with an accent) instead of the preposition a (without an accent), one must pay attention to the rules 1) it replaces the preposition a by another ... Examples Pedro viajou à Região Nordeste with grave accent, because it equivalent to "Pedro traveled 'to the' Northeast Region" ... O autor dedicou o livro a sua esposa without a grave accent in Brazilian Portuguese, because it is equivalent to "the autor dedicated the book 'to' his wife" ...
Reforms Of Portuguese Orthography - Portuguese Orthography Vs. Brazilian Orthography - Problems With The Original Orthography
... is regional variation, with for example the u being pronounced in a few Brazilian Portuguese accents qüestão (though it was never accepted as a possible writing), but not in European Portuguese ... To distinguish these, the grave accent was at first placed on unstressed low vowels cf ... example are pronounced the same way, so the grave accent is not used pregar /e/ "to nail/to preach", molhada /o/ "wet/bundle" the intended meaning is inferred from context ...
Malagasy Language - Orthography - Diacritics
... They may however be used in the following ways ` (grave accent) shows the stressed syllable in a word ... (hand), where the word that is an exception to the usual pronunciation rules (tanàna) gets an accent ... Using accent on the word that follows the pronunciation rules ("tànana") is less common, mainly in dictionaries ...
Swedish Phonology - Stress and Pitch
... differentiate two tones, often described as pitch accents, or tonal word accents by Scandinavian linguists ... They are called acute and grave accent, tone/accent 1 and tone/accent 2, or Single Tone and Double Tone ... In Standard Central Swedish, for example, the acute accent has a low tone while the grave accent has a high one ...

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