punctum delens (lenition)

Image:
Punctum-delens.png
File:
Letters represented:
□h
In the scribe’s mind or in normalised spelling.
Appearance
Build type:
Component
Position:
Superscript
Type of symbol:
Symbol
Equivalent form in minuscule:
The punctum delens was originally a critical mark that was placed over a character to indicate that it had slipped in by mistake and so needed to be skipped over in the reader's mind or omitted from transcription. In Irish manuscripts, however, it came to be used to indicate lenition of a consonant. This use was initially confined to s and f, but later spread to other characters as well.
Has allographs:



Breve-ponc.png
breve
Represents:
□h
Notational device: Allograph Allograph of:  punctum delens (lenition)



Spiritus.png
spiritus asper
Represents: □h (Irish)
Notational device: Allograph Allograph of:  punctum delens (lenition)
Meaning
Represents:
□h
Context
Frequency:
common