Which Diacritical Mark Are You?

Diacritical marks indicate that letters are pronounced differently from normal. Their importance must not, upon pain of public ridicule, be underestimated.

Clay Russell
Created By Clay Russell
On Jan 13, 2015

What do you most like to eat for breakfast?

What is your favorite non-Italian opera?

What is your favorite 1970s American Motors car model?

You are the acute! You are the most accessible of diacritical marks. You are far more likable than grave, your twin.

You are the acute! You are the most accessible of diacritical marks. You are far more likable than grave, your twin.

You are the cedilla! People might not understand the rules of your use but they love saying your name.

You are the cedilla! People might not understand the rules of your use but they love saying your name.

You are the diaeresis! You are the most sophisticated of diacritical marks. You are the reason we pronounce the "t" in the Champagne brand Moët.

You are the diaeresis! You are the most sophisticated of diacritical marks. You are the reason we pronounce the "t" in the Champagne brand Moët.

You are the circumflex!

You are the circumflex!

The circumflex is the happiest diacritical mark because it always points up. People do not understand you but they respect you.