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(in Greek) a small iota written beneath a long vowel, forming the second element of a diphthong but not pronounced and not always represented in transliteration.
- ‘Can someone tell me how to make a simple iota subscript using the Greek Polytonic keyboard layout?’
- ‘The iota subscript was created when the iota was reintroduced in the Byzantine period, to correct the loss of é from copies of earlier manuscripts.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.