How is E with two dots pronounced?
Ë with diaeresis is the easiest case to deal with. The diaeresis (the two dots) signifies that the underlying “e” is pronounced as /ɛ/ (as “e” in “bet”, i.e. the open e), no matter what comes around it, and is used in groups of vowels that would otherwise be pronounced differently.
What does Ë mean?
east, due east, eastward, E(noun) the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.
What are the 2 dots above an e called?
The diaeresis (/daɪˈɛriːsɪs/ dy-ERR-ee-sis; also known as the tréma) and the umlaut (/ˈʊmlaʊt/) are two different homoglyphic diacritical marks. They both consist of two dots ( ¨ ) placed over a letter, usually a vowel.
What is Ö in English?
Ö, or ö, is a character that represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, or the letter “o” modified with an umlaut or diaeresis. In many languages, the letter “ö“, or the “o” modified with an umlaut, is used to denote the non-close front rounded vowels [ø] or [œ].
How is Ö pronounced in English?
To pronounce the ö-sound, say “ay” as in day (or as in the German word See). While continuing to make this sound, tightly round your lips. Look in a mirror to make sure your lips are actually rounded. Voilà!
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