Definition of ogonek in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒˈɡɒnɛk/

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A diacritic mark (˛) placed beneath a letter, typically to indicate nasalization of a vowel in Polish and other languages.
Example sentences
  • The use of the ogonek to indicate nasality is common in the transcription of the indigenous languages of the Americas.
  • The ogonek is probably one of the most misunderstood and misshaped character elements ever.


Polish, literally 'little hook'.

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