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mso at oz.net
Sat Jun 25 23:28:04 MSD 2005
>I don't know what the Russian term is
>for the diacrit above, say, the Russian "i-short" letter is, but I could
>definitely see 'ogonyok' as being a candidate.
It's called a breve in English, or informally a cup. I wouldn't think
of it as fire-like. But I suppose to a hotheaded secret agent....
My Russian teacher used to ding people for not using the cup, saying
"it's not a diacrit, it's part of the letter". Unlike the e-umlaut,
which was OK to leave off because most Russians do.
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