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  • n. End of a quotation.
  • n. Transliteration of the soft sign (ь), indicating palatalization of preceding consonants.
  • n. Transliteration of the glottal stop (hamza).
  • n. A glottal stop in the orthography of numerous languages of America, Africa, and formally the Pacific. In most Polynesian languages, the convention has shifted to the okina <ʻ>.
  • n. A substitute for the combining diacritic ʼ used in the International Phonetic Alphabet for ejective and other glottalized consonants.
  • n. Indicating a possessive, with s (’s).
  • n. Indicating the omission of letters.


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