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    Name of certain symbols in grammar


    My question is trivial. What is the name of the short vowel sound indicator? It looks like a bowl or smiley face above the vowel. This indicates it is a short vowel sounds. What is that symbol called?

    Secondly - What are the brackets called that the letter sits in to indicate that you are sounding the letter out? ex. /t/ - What is the formal name for the two slashes?

    Thank you,

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    Re: Name of certain symbols in grammar

    1 ̆ is a breve.
    2 Slash or solidus

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