One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A diacritic mark (˛) placed beneath a letter, typically to indicate nasalization of a vowel in Polish and other languages.
- ‘The ogonek is probably one of the most misunderstood and misshaped character elements ever.’
- ‘The use of the ogonek to indicate nasality is common in the transcription of the indigenous languages of the Americas.’
Polish, literally ‘little hook’.
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