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Hachek

A new linguistic term for the ^z scrapbook: hachek, also written háček. It's the name for the diacritical mark shaped like an inverted circumflex over a "c", making it "č" and indicating that the letter should be pronounced affricate, palatalized, iotated, or postalveolar — whatever that means! (Sounds pretty much like a "ch" to my tin ear.)

(cf. VoicedPostalveolarFricative (2003-09-27), ConfoundedConflation (2007-12-18), ...) - ^z - 2013-09-04

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