As a French person, I am always amused by the usage of the letter
é in English.
- touché (coulé)
- Pokémon (yup, that's a good one)
This letter, though very common in French, as it is the 15th most used letter [fr], is not the only diacritic used in French:
ù or even the more rare
ë (among others) also exist.
Another very interesting thing is that in Greek, where I believe the acute accent commonly known today originated from, the grave accent has actually disappeared and the monotonic accent, often written as an acute one — although it should logically be more vertical (see picture), is the only one left.
So my question is:
(Optional question: Are there any uses of other diacritics in common English — I think not?)
As native English speakers are not used to such symbols in their language, what difference does it make to them whether you spell it
è or with a straight vertical line as in the previously shown picture (can't find the unicode for it)? Does it seem wrong when written otherwise?
Also consider than
è are equally difficult to type on Qwerty keyboard.