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Old 01-13-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Strange naming question

I don't know if it exists but thought I'd ask here since someone at work asked me.

What is the name for the dot on the lowercase letter i?
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I know, you're in Ottawa, Davek. Still, I can't help but /poke you.
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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This is all I've found so far.

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.

taken from:
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...outsymbols/dot
Gave her that answer and she said "No, that's not it...there's a name for it."
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Originally Posted by Karthanon View Post
I know, you're in Ottawa, Davek. Still, I can't help but /poke you.
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And you wonder why I don't play nice with you? You leave my man buttons alone.. Those are Davek's.
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Old 01-13-2003, 10:03 AM   #3
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Tell her it's the 'EYE' in I. If she has a problem still, then just tell her she is a dummy.

Ethier way she's more than likely wrong, and anything you come up won't fit her answer, unless your wrong, too! Women, bah!
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Old 01-13-2003, 10:06 AM   #4
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Heh, found something else:

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

taken from:

http://www.write101.com/W.Tips51.htm
Now...back to work...
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Originally Posted by Karthanon View Post
I know, you're in Ottawa, Davek. Still, I can't help but /poke you.
Originally Posted by Drysdale View Post
And you wonder why I don't play nice with you? You leave my man buttons alone.. Those are Davek's.
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Old 01-14-2003, 03:54 AM   #5
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Next time anyone asks you a question like that you're answer should very simple.

Is the answer to this question going to improve your life in any way? No? Well then fuck off.
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Old 01-14-2003, 06:24 AM   #6
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Yeah, but I enjoy these stupid little questions =)

I dunno, I seem to be a repository for bizaar trivia...or usually able to dig up the info for it (as shown above).

When I first posted I was trying to think of what search criteria I would have to use to locate the info I needed. Doing a search that includes the word "dot" will bring up a shitload of hits alone.

I just kept the results up here since I was asking if anyone knew...but was still searching on my own.

She was happy that I found the answer and I learned a new thing(actually several new things) from the search. So, no, it wasn't a waste!

True, I may not have a reason to ever use that...but wouldn't you freak if you watched a trivia show and they asked the question? Then you could sit in your arm chair screaming at the TV: "TITTLE...the answer is TITTLE!!!!"

/smile

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Originally Posted by Karthanon View Post
I know, you're in Ottawa, Davek. Still, I can't help but /poke you.
Originally Posted by Drysdale View Post
And you wonder why I don't play nice with you? You leave my man buttons alone.. Those are Davek's.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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heh, you said tit
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:49 AM   #8
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ass


hehehehehehe....hey Beav...I just said ass...huhuhuhuhuhuhuh
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I know, you're in Ottawa, Davek. Still, I can't help but /poke you.
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And you wonder why I don't play nice with you? You leave my man buttons alone.. Those are Davek's.
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