I know that umlaut (e.g. ä) derives from superscripted "e", ring (e.g. å) derives from superscripted "a", and tilde (e.g. ñ) derives from superscripted "n".

Is there a diactritic that derives from superscripted "i"?

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    Not superscripted, but the Greek iota subscriptum is – as the name pretty heavily implies – from a subscripted i(ota). Oct 5, 2023 at 19:13
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    The West Syriac alphabet (abjad) has a system of vowel diacritics consisting of the superscripted and subscripted Greek letters Α, α, ε, H, OΥ, ω, with capital eta (H) representing [i].
    – Yellow Sky
    Oct 5, 2023 at 19:33
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    I suspect that the use of acute accent to mark palatal consonants in Polish (e.g. ś) derives from a superscript i over the consonant, but you would have to inspect photos of ancient manuscripts to be certain.
    – user6726
    Oct 6, 2023 at 16:18


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