The shape of the diacritic developed from initially resembling today's acute accent to a long flourish by the 15th century.With the advent of Roman type it was reduced to the round dot we have today.I do believe that spankee is doing the classic trying to “swim” away from her spanking technique. It’s been a busy year with lots of changes all for the good so I’ve neglected this site for my private life.Sorry if anyone feels cheated but real life does have to come first.
The main use of diacritical marks in the Latin script is to change the sound-values of the letters to which they are added.
I’ve lovingly and carefully restored many of the images that I’ve used here and I’ve done that to share these with other spanking enthusiasts so I have no desire to take this site down.
Besides, I still have many more images in my personal archive so eventually I’ll share more in the future.
Examples are the diaereses in the borrowed French words naïve and Noël, which show that the vowel with the diaeresis mark is pronounced separately from the preceding vowel; the acute and grave accents, which can indicate that a final vowel is to be pronounced, as in saké and poetic breathèd; and the cedilla under the "c" in the borrowed French word façade, which shows it is pronounced .
In Gaelic type, a dot over a consonant indicates lenition of the consonant in question.