Whats this thing used for?

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Whats this thing used for?
« on: November 27, 2009, 06:30:51 »
the "`" thing. I dont know what its called, or why its on the keyboard.

I tried punching in google, and it wont show in anything :( .

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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 06:48:37 »

Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 22:12:00 »
An accent grave only appears over top of a letter,  such as in "crme brulez".
The only time this symbol is used by itself is in computer commands, not in grammar.

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/b/backquot.htm

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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 00:41:47 »
Spanish words uses "" instead

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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 04:20:28 »
I don't think it's a combining character on most keyboards, so it wouldn't have much use as a diacritic.


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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 23:24:25 »
and how do I do the opposite?

the accent going to the >

Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 23:25:50 »
I think it's the apostrophe.
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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 01:21:17 »
` = accent grave   (as in )
' = accent aigu     (as in )

google their long names to learn about them.
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Re: Whats this thing used for?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 02:46:05 »
thnks!