É, é (e -acute ) is a letter of the
Latin alphabet . It is found in
Afrikaans , Catalan , Czech , Danish , Emilian-Romagnol , English ,
French , Galician , Hungarian , Icelandic , Irish , Italian ,
Kashubian , Luxembourgish , Occitan , Norwegian , Portuguese , Slovak
, Spanish , Swedish , Vietnamese , and Welsh languages, as a variant
of the letter "e". In English , it may be observed as a pronunciation
aid in loanwords (e.g., résumé from French) or romanizations (e.g.,
É or é is also used for /ɛ / with a rising tone in pinyin , the
* 1 Usage in various languages
* 1.1 Czech and Slovak * 1.2 Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish * 1.3 Dutch * 1.4 Emilian-Romagnol * 1.5 English * 1.6 French * 1.7 Hungarian * 1.8 Icelandic * 1.9 Irish * 1.10 Italian * 1.11 Kashubian * 1.12 Portuguese * 1.13 Spanish * 1.14 Scottish Gaelic * 1.15 Welsh * 1.16 Vietnamese
* 2 Character mappings
* 2.1 Key strokes
* 3 See also * 4 External links
USAGE IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES
CZECH AND SLOVAK
DANISH, NORWEGIAN, AND SWEDISH
In Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, the letter "é" is used to indicate that a terminal syllable with the vowel e is stressed, and it is often used only when it changes the meaning. See Acute accent for a more detailed description.
Like in English, é is respected when writing foreign words, mainly from French. It is also used to differentiate the article "een," equivalent to either "a" or "an" in English, and "één", the number one. It is also used to add visual stress on words in the same way English might use italics. In Dutch, some people use "hé" as a greeting, like "hey" or "hi".
In Emilian , é is used to represent , e.g. récc "rich". In Romagnol the same letter is used to represent , e.g. lédar "thieves".
Main article: Acute accent § English
In English, the e-acute has some uses, mostly in words of French
origin, such as née , résumé , fiancée , sauté and coupé and
names such as
Beyoncé , Breneé, Jon Benét , and Théo.
The letter é (pronounced /e/) contrasts with è (which is pronounced /ɛ/) and is widely used in French.
É is the 7th letter of the Icelandic alphabet and represents /jɛː/.
In Irish the acute accent (fada) marks a long vowel and so é is pronounced /eː/.
É is a variant of E carrying an acute accent; it represents an /e / carrying the tonic accent. It is used only if it is the last letter of the word except in dictionaries or when a different pronunciation may affect the meaning of a word: perché ("why"/"because", pronounced ) and pésca ("fishing", ), to be compared with caffè ("coffee", ) and pèsca ("peach", ), which have a grave accent.
In Portuguese, é is used to mark a stressed /ɛ / in words whose stressed syllable is in unpredictable within the word, as in "péssimo" (very bad). If the location of the stressed syllable is predictable, the acute accent is not used. É /ɛ / contrasts with ê, /e /. "É" can also mean "is": ela é bonita (she is pretty).
In Spanish, é is an accented letter and is pronounced just like "e"
/e/. The accent indicates the stressed syllable in words with
irregular stress, as in "éxtasis" or "bebé". See
É was once used in Scottish Gaelic , but has now been largely superseded by "è". It can still be seen, but it is no longer used in the standard orthography.
In Welsh, word stress usually falls on the penultimate syllable, but one way of indicating stress on a final (short) vowel is through the use of the acute accent, often found on e in borrowed words: personél "personnel", sigarét "cigarette", ymbarél "umbrella".
In Vietnamese, the letter "é" indicates the rising tone. It can also be combined with "ê" to form "ế".
CHARACTER É é
UNICODE NAME LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E WITH ACUTE LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE
ENCODINGS DECIMAL HEX DECIMAL HEX
Named character reference
ISO 8859 -1 /2 /3 /4 /9 /10 /13 /14 /15 /16 201 C9 233 E9
Mac OS Roman 131 83 142 8E
* On US International and UK English keyboard layouts, users can type the acute accent letter "é" by typing AltGR+E.
* This method can also be applied to many other acute accented letters which do not appear on the standard US English keyboard layout.
* Omniglot - writing systems