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umlaut

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Umlaut, from um (around) + Laut (sound), from Old High German hlut.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
umlaut

Plural
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umlaut ({{{1}}})
  1. (linguistics) A process whereby a vowel is pronounced more like a second vowel or semivowel in a following syllable.
  2. A partial assimilation of a vowel.
  3. A vowel so assimilated.
  4. (orthography) The diacritical mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel to indicate such assimilation.

Usage notes

  • Although this symbol has the same form as the diaeresis/dieresis, it has as a different function and so in standard and technical usage these two terms are not interchangeable.
  • When spelling a German word out loud, one can say “(vowel) umlaut” or “umlauted vowel”. e.g. “oh umlaut” or “umlauted oh” mean “an ‘o’ with an umlaut over it” (ö).

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Verb

Infinitive
to umlaut

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to umlaut (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To place an umlaut over a vowel.

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