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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
This lame.

What is the dot called above an i <---.?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have absolutely no idea. Though now you have asked I am interested to know.
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    Originally posted by bongbudda
    I have absolutely no idea. Though now you have asked I am interested to know.

    me too. and i am struggling with google :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its called a tittle.
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    Originally posted by Tweety
    Its called a tittle.

    you're not just a pretty face, are you :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Although according to askoxford...

    Is there a name for the dot above the letters i and j?


    The dot is just called superscript dot. It was added to the letter i in the Middle Ages to distinguish the letter (in manuscripts) from adjacent vertical strokes in such letters as u, m, and n. J is a variant form of i which emerged at this time and subsequently became a separate letter.


    Oh and thanks Laura :).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just found the same site, Ask Oxford???
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Felix Da Housecat
    I just found the same site, Ask Oxford???

    I'm not sure what your question is.:confused:
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