* Terry Reedy (Sun, 18 Sep 2016 03:51:40 -0400) > > On 9/18/2016 2:45 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote: > > > It doesn't matter whether you call them "accent" like most people do, or > > "diacritics" as linguists do. > > I am a native born American and I have never before heard or seen > non-accent diacritic marks called 'accents'. Accents indicate stress. > Other diacritics indicate other pronunciation changes. It is > counterproductive to confuse the two groups. Spanish, for instance, has > vowel accents that change which syllable gets stressed. A tilda is not > an accent; rather, it softens the pronunciation of 'n' to 'ny', as in > 'canyon'.
Had to be said. Nothing to add. Thorsten -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list