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Old 04.12.2012, 13:59
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what does thes letters mean?

i saw in an English book some spelling
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role with o has a ^ above
coincidence with i a double dot
...

why? could anyone explain it? I am not native speaker. Don't understand
these culture. Thanks.
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Old 04.12.2012, 14:03
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

probably a foreign word... can't be english...

Edit: seems to be a French word and originating from Latin. Seems the spelling might also be used in English but it's a borrowed word so it's not strictly English.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/r%C3%B4le
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

There are no accent marks in the English language, unless they have been taken from other languages and anglicized.

Though I've never seen the word r˘le or co´nc´dence in any language...
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Old 04.12.2012, 14:12
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

The New Yorker (which is indeed an English publication) insists on spelling cooperation as co÷peration.

Methinks that is a bit hoity toity.
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

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i saw in an English book some spelling
of

role with o has a ^ above
coincidence with i a double dot
...

why? could anyone explain it? I am not native speaker. Don't understand
these culture. Thanks.
Name of book and author might assist further?
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

Since you are working on your English, the question would be:

"What do these letters mean?"


r˘le:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role

http://english.stackexchange.com/que...h-a-circumflex
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Re: what does thes letters mean?

Official answer: This is not a forum for people learning English, but for English-speaking people living in Switzerland.

You want www.englishforum.com
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