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    Question What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Dear Teacher,
    What is meaning of the letter " ˇ"? Is it futile character? See these sentencesalso see this link http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ToldYou!725.shtml:
    1.Jake said he didn't really believe in the bogyman, but he was always really careful to lock the doorsˇjust in case.
    2.He was reading about the liceˇlice eggs used to hatch in the seams of the soldiers' clothes and drive them mad; he was getting itchy just thinking about itˇwhen something hit him in the side of his head like a bullet.
    3.He looked to where the noise was coming from. He could see a shape coming out of the rhododendrons. A huge dark shape ˇˇ.
    Help me! Thanks.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    " ˇ" This is not an English letter.


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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    "ˇ" sounds like trying to say "all" without the "ll" at the end. But a little bit longer than normal all :), something like aaall (without that l's at the end, of course)

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    "ˇ" sounds like trying to say "all" without the "ll" at the end. But a little bit longer than normal all :), something like aaall (without that l's at the end, of course)
    That is to say they are ôthe doorsˇjustö= doors all just ôthe liceˇliceö= the lice all lice ôabout itˇwhenö= about it all when? But I still do not Know these sentences.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    It is used in Catalan, Icelandic, Faroese, Hungarian and Irish. This may be about Irish.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    It is used in Catalan, Icelandic, Faroese, Hungarian and Irish. This may be about Irish.
    Explain its meaning in English Language,please.
    Thank you.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    As BHAISAHAB wrote, it is NOT an English letter. So, it has no meaning in English, other than a vaguely o-shaped letter.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What is meaning of the letter " ˇ"? Is it futile character? See these sentencesalso see this link http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ToldYou!725.shtml:
    1.Jake said he didn't really believe in the bogyman, but he was always really careful to lock the doorsˇjust in case.
    2.He was reading about the liceˇlice eggs used to hatch in the seams of the soldiers' clothes and drive them mad; he was getting itchy just thinking about itˇwhen something hit him in the side of his head like a bullet.
    3.He looked to where the noise was coming from. He could see a shape coming out of the rhododendrons. A huge dark shape ˇˇ.
    Help me! Thanks.
    This letter is used in Spanish to separate numbers, for example, 30 ˇ 40. The meaning is ┤or┤.
    In these examples, it seems to have the same meaning.
    it or when
    doors or just.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Oh, I see what it is now. It is not a letter from a language.

    It's a consequence of the different coding for ASCII and ANSI characters; it was a dash in ANSI, and a computer read it as ASCII, giving the incorrectly displayed character seen. You can assume it is a double-hyphen or dash.

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    Re: What is meaning of the letter " ˇ" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Oh, I see what it is now. It is not a letter from a language.

    It's a consequence of the different coding for ASCII and ANSI characters; it was a dash in ANSI, and a computer read it as ASCII, giving the incorrectly displayed character seen. You can assume it is a double-hyphen or dash.

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