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Diacritic: Quiz


Question 1: Following orthographic reforms since the 1970s, ________ uses grave accents only, which can be used on any vowel (à, è, ì, ò, ù).
Scots languageScotlandScottish peopleScottish Gaelic

Question 2: Some diacritical marks, such as the acute ( ´ ) and grave ( ` ) but not the ________ ( ¸ ), are often called accents.
ÇCedillaCaronUmlaut (diacritic)

Question 3: Welsh uses the ________, diaeresis, acute and grave accents on its seven vowels a, e, i, o, u, w, y.
DiacriticMacronAcute accentCircumflex

Question 4: At the last letter of a word, the vowel point reflects the ________ case or conjugation mood.
Polish languageInflectionBulgarian languageGrammatical gender

Question 5: Acute accents are also used in ________ dictionaries and textbooks to indicate lexical stress, placed over the vowel of the stressed syllable.
Polish languageSlavic peoplesRussian languageSlavic languages

Question 6: On computers, the availability of ________ determines whether one can use certain diacritics.
Code pageWindows code pageISO/IEC 646Unicode

Question 7: In other Latin alphabets, they may distinguish between ________, such as French "there" versus la "the", which are both pronounced [la].
HomonymHeterography and homographyHomographPolysemy

Question 8: Crimean Tatar includes the distinct ________ letters Ç, Ğ, I, İ, Ö, Ş and Ü.
Turkish alphabetLatin-derived alphabetCedillaLatin alphabet

Question 9: accent marks (thus called because the acute, the grave and the circumflex accent were originally used to indicate different types of ________, in the polytonic orthography of Greek)
Tone (linguistics)GeminationVowel lengthPitch accent

Question 10: Romanian also writes a ________ below the letters s (ș) and t (ț) to represent the sounds /ʃ/ and /t͡s/, respectively.
ApostropheAt signCommaSemicolon


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