Double Acute Accent

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The double acute accent (also known as Hungarumlaut) originates from Hungarian orthography. Őő and Űű were introduced to the Hungarian alphabet in the 19th century to replace earlier Ö́ö́ and Ǘǘ.[1]

Double Acute Accent in Unicode

Characters with Double Acute Accent
˝ ˶ ◌̋ Ő ő Ű ű
U+02DD U+02F6 U+030B U+0150 U+0151 U+0170 U+0171
Double Acute Accent Modifier Letter Middle Double Acute Accent ​ Combining Double Acute Accent Latin Capital Letter O With Double Acute Latin Small Letter O With Double Acute Latin Capital Letter U With Double Acute Latin Small Letter U With Double Acute
Note: May be confused with Modifier Letter Double Prime, ʺ (U+02BA); Modifier Letter Double Apostrophe, ˮ (U+02EE); Left Double Quotation Mark, “ (U+201C); Right Double Quotation Mark, ” (U+201D); or Double Prime, ″ (U+2033).

Double Acute Accent in Natlangs

Uses of Double Acute Accent
Usage Language Letters Notes
Long front version of back vowel Hungarian Őő /øː/, Űű /yː/ Óó and Úú represent /oː/ and /uː/, while Öö and Üü represent /ø/ and /y/.[2]

Double Acute Accent in Phonetic Transcription

Uses of double acute accent
Use Transcription system Notes
Extra high tone International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Used on top of vowels (or syllabic consonants). Alternatively, one may use the extra high tone bar (˥) instead, placing it after the affected syllable.

See Also


  1. Double acute accent, History at Wikipedia.
  2. Hungarian alphabet, Pronunciation at Wikipedia.