|the results of ennui
||[juil. 21e, 2005|08:05 pm]
|||||grand rapids here we come||]|
we're coming over amy.
<3 justin ryan and big momma.
um·laut ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mlout)
A change in a vowel sound caused by partial assimilation especially to a vowel or semivowel occurring in the following syllable.
A vowel sound changed in this manner. Also called vowel mutation.
The diacritic mark (¨) placed over a vowel to indicate an umlaut, especially in German
di·er·e·sis or di·aer·e·sis ( P ) Pronunciation Key (d-r-ss)
n. pl. di·er·e·ses (-sz)
A mark ( ¨ ) placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that they are to be pronounced as separate sounds rather than a diphthong, as in naïve.
A mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel, such as the final vowel in Brontë, to indicate that the vowel is not silent.
Poetry. A break or pause in a line of verse that occurs when the end of a word and the end of a metrical foot coincide.
basically we're both right, sort of. the umlaut is the change in the sound itself, and the diaeresis are what the dots are called..