The Diacritics and Apostrophe

The Acute accent

Indicates that the stressed vowel is close, cf.:

The vowels i and u are always close.

The Grave accent

Indicates that the stressed vowel is open, cf.:

The vowel a is always open.

The Dieresis

1) Indicates that the vowel bearing it (always an i or a u) does not form a dipthong with the previous one, cf.:

2) Indicates that a u is pronounced in the groups güe, güi, qüe, qüi, cf.:

Apostrophe

Indicates that a vowel is supressed, cf.:



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