Suspension strokes

The most common of all superscript marks used in Irish manuscripts is the suspension stroke. This page is intended to complement the corrresponding entry by gathering a variety of examples that illustrate its many usages and organising the collection in a way which readers may find convenient.

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For a general list of superscript marks, go to superscripts and subscripts.

Marks over single characters



A-with-susp-stroke.png
a with suspension stroke
Represents: an, ach, a() (Irish)a() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



Ber-b-Dv2af12vb.png
b with suspension stroke
Represents: ber, bar, b() (Irish)b() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



c with suspension stroke
Represents: c() (Irish)c() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:
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conn (reversed c with stroke)
Represents: conn, con() (Irish)con() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol, Baseline symbol



G1303p17-nd.png
d with suspension stroke
Represents: nd, d(), ()d (Irish)d(), ()d (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



f with suspension stroke
Represents: f(), for, féin (Irish)f() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol



g with suspension stroke
Represents: gn, gan, g() (Irish)g() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



I-with-susp-stroke.png
i with suspension stroke
Represents: in, i(), ingen (Irish)i() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol



Lstroke-Dv2af12v.png
l with suspension stroke
Represents: l() (Irish)l() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol



M-with-susp-stroke.png
m with suspension stroke
Represents: mar, m(), ()m (Irish)m() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol



N-with-stroke-Dii1f124ra.png
n with suspension stroke
Represents: nn, n(), ()n() (Irish)nn, n(), ()n() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol



p with suspension stroke
Represents: p() (Irish)p() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:
no image available



R-with-susp-stroke.png
r with suspension stroke
Represents: r(), ()r (Irish)r(), ()r (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



Acht (insular s).png
s (insular) with suspension stroke
Represents: acht, cht, sed, s(), ()s() (Irish)sed, s() (Latin)
Notational device: Superscript symbol

Marks over digraphs, ligatures or multiple characters



A12p37-dicitur.png
dicitur (dr digraph)
Represents: dicitur (Latin)
Examples in context:



Eter-1.png
eter (ligature)
Represents: eter (Irish)
Notational device: Superscript symbol, Ligature



Mac-1.png Mc-for-mac.png Mac-3.png
mac (mc with suspension stroke)
Represents: mac, maic, meic (Irish)



Ocusfor-23E29p112.png
ocus for (ligature)
Represents: ocus for, et for (Irish)
Notational device: Superscript symbol, Ligature



Sin1.png Sin2.png
sin (suspension stroke)
Represents:
sin
Notational device: Superscript symbol, Digraph
Examples in context:

Miscellaneous

Suspension strokes combined



M-w-susp-stroke.png
m stroke with suspension stroke
Represents: □m(), □()m() (Irish)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:



Doublesuspensionstroke(23O48af26).png
suspension stroke (double)
Represents: □nn (Irish)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:
no image available



suspension stroke and punctum delens
Represents:
□()h, □()he, □aigh(e), □aidh(e), □aibh(e)
Notational device: Superscript symbol
Examples in context:
no image available

A variation



Wavy-3B23p44b.png
suspension stroke (wavy)
Represents: □()r, □ir, □er, □ar, ir□ (Irish)
Notational device: Allograph Allograph of:  suspension stroke