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    i: what do you call the symbol after letter i

    Hi there,

    Can anyone please tell me what you call the little symbol that looks like two small arrows pointing at each other that shows the long sound such as i: %: u:

    thanks


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    Re: i: what do you call the symbol after letter i

    I think it's just a colon. It means the vowel is lengthened.

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    Re: i: what do you call the symbol after letter i

    Thanks, colon seemed too obvious.

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