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Comma Queen: An Episode of Diaeresis

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Duration of the video: 1 Min. 49 sec.
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Have you ever heard about diaeresis? No, that’s not what you think! Diaeresis is a symbol consisting of two dots that we sometimes put over a vowel in many languages, including English. In this video Mary Norris, an editor and a proofreader for the New Yorker magazine, nicknamed Comma Queen, will explain when to use diaeresis in the English language in detail, as well as give us a demonstration of how to use some big-scale office supplies.

 
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a boutique - ブティック
co-op - 生活協同組合
to co-opt - 共同選択
condition - 状態
to cooperate - 助け合う
a department - 部門
a diaeresis - 分音符
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kind of - やや
meaning - 意味
old-fashioned - 昔風
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to pronounce - 発音する
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to reestablish - 再確立する
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a syllable - 音節
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to use - 用いる
a vowel - 母音