Apostrophe vs Okina - What's the difference?

apostrophe | okina |


As nouns the difference between apostrophe and okina

is that apostrophe is (orthography) the text character , which serves as a punctuation mark in various languages and as a diacritical mark in certain rare contexts or apostrophe can be (rhetoric) a sudden exclamatory piece of dialogue addressed to someone or something, especially absent while okina is the hawaiian apostrophe-like letter () used to indicate the glottal stop consonant.

apostrophe

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) apostrophe, or (etyl) apostrophus, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (orthography) The text character , which serves as a punctuation mark in various languages and as a diacritical mark in certain rare contexts.
  • Derived terms
    * greengrocer's apostrophe
    Usage notes
    In English, the apostrophe is used to mark the possessive or to show the omission of letters or numbers.
    See also
    * (wikipedia)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) apostrophe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rhetoric) A sudden exclamatory piece of dialogue addressed to someone or something, especially absent.
  • Derived terms
    * apostrophically

    okina

    English

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The Hawaiian apostrophe-like letter () used to indicate the glottal stop consonant.
  • Anagrams

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