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  • n. ’ (apostrophe) or ‛ (leading apostrophe)
  • n. ‘ or ’ (both the opening and closing single quotation marks)
  • n. ˈ (IPA primary stress)
  • n. ʼ (IPA diacritic for ejective consonant)
  • n. ׳ (Hebrew geresh)
  • n. ʻ (Hawaiian okina).
  • n. ′ (prime symbol)


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  • The apostrophe, among other things, is known to prevent certain words from becoming simple puns.

    December 2, 2006