umlaut n : a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound [syn: dieresis, diaeresis]
- /ˈʊmlaʊt/|/ˈʌmlaʊt/ /"UmlaUt/|/"VmlaUt/ a UK
- Although this symbol has the same form as the diaeresis/dieresis, it has as a different function and so in standard and technical usage these two terms are not interchangeable.
- When spelling a German word out loud, one can say “(vowel) umlaut” or “umlauted vowel”. e.g. “oh umlaut” or “umlauted oh” mean “an ‘o’ with an umlaut over it” (ö).
partial assimilation of a vowel
- Czech: přehláska
vowel so assimilated
- To place an umlaut over a vowel.
Umlaut may refer to:
umlaut in Breton: Umlaut
umlaut in Danish: Umlaut
umlaut in German: Umlaut
umlaut in French: Umlaut
umlaut in Japanese: ウムラウト
umlaut in Dutch: Umlaut
umlaut in Norwegian Nynorsk: Omlyd
umlaut in Norwegian: Tøddel
umlaut in Polish: Umlaut
umlaut in Portuguese: Umlaut
umlaut in Swedish: Omljud