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Are there any Spanish words with multiple accents?

Asides from words with a ü and an accented stress: agüío, aragüirá, changüí, chigüí, chigüín, fragüín, güeldrés, güillín, güirís, güisquería, güérmeces, lengüetería, paragüería, pirgüín, ...
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¿Tiene nombre el punto sobre la letra i?

Pues aunque parezca mentira, se llama... punto 2. m. Rasgo gráfico sobrescrito en la i y la j minúsculas, y que forma parte de estas letras. Tampoco yo lo sabía y me encontré la clave en una ...
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How important are accents in written Spanish?

Imagine you are writing about this situation: There are some guys hitting another one, while others are looking at it. You see it from far away and shout: ¡Animales! Meaning "beasts", for doing ...
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Why is the "í" accented in conditional mood conjugations?

Because without the accent, the ia forms a diphthong resulting in the syllabification mos-tra-ria or e-cha-ria, and then the default stress would be on the tra or cha syllable instead of on the i. ...
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When talking in English about Spanish orthography, which diacritics does "tilde" cover?

In English, tilde refers to the symbol ~, but not diacritics generally. ´ is technically called an acute accent, but because there is no other type of accent in modern Spanish, it's generally just ...
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Are there any Spanish words with multiple accents?

If you consider the dieresis a diacritic then yes: lingüística. Otherwise, because the ´ marks the stressed syllable and no words (except for adverbs ending in -mente) have two stressed syllables, it'...
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Does Mexican Spanish use grave accents?

No, Spanish (of any standard written variety) only uses acute accents in these circumstances. This seems like an error on the subtitles. See, for example, on the official Latin American Disney ...
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Tildes en apellidos en EEUU / Diacritics with names US

No existe una regla que te obligue a escribir nombre y apellidos de una manera determinada, se escriben como son, nada más. Si el apellido es con eñe, se escribe con eñe, y si es con ene, con ene. Mi ...
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Acentuación de plurales en monosílabos con tilde diacrítica

Si buscas la definición de te, la primera acepción es Te f. Letra t y sonido que representa. Entonces, es posible decir, por ejemplo: Los estudiantes hispanohablantes del idioma alemán siempre ...
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How important are accents in written Spanish?

Definamos una "isografía" (1) como dos palabras o grupo de palabras o parte de palabras que se escriben igual, salvo por algún acento, pero cuyo significado es distinto y a veces incluso opuesto. ...
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¿Cuándo se incorporó la Ñ al abecedario como letra con entidad propia?

A pesar de que tratados de ortografía anteriores, como el de Nebrija de 1523, incluían la Ñ en el alfabeto, efectivamente la primera edición de la ortografía de la RAE la omite, contando pues un total ...
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"Guion" vs "Guión" - Are there other words which could be written in multiple ways?

There are many such words in Spanish, they come under a number of different groupings: Change in stress período, periodo | gradíolo, gradiolo tortícolis, torticolis | barísfera, barisfera reúma, ...
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Diacritics in domain names

Using the "eñe" in the domain name, though technically possible (Internationalized Domain Names), isn't recommended for a non-local audience that may have difficulties typing those characters. ...
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Are there any Spanish words with multiple accents?

In case you just mean: " ´ " (not "ñ"!!) No, there is NOT a Spanish word with more than one accent. The maximum is one accent. That is because the accent marks the emphasis of a word - in Spanish ...
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What are the accent placement rules in Spanish?

I support the answer by Alennano. However, I will write an answer that takes a slightly different point of view, intended to be especially practical and useful for a Spanish learner or a heritage ...
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¿Tiene nombre el punto sobre la letra i?

ápice es el nombre correcto del punto sobre letras m. desus. Acento o cualquier otro de los signos ortográficos que se ponen sobre las letras.
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Diacritics in domain names

One of the many worries of the Spanish Government is to sell what we call the "Marca España", that is to sell our country as if it were a brand name. For that, we have a web page that can be accessed ...
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How important are accents in written Spanish?

It depends on the setting. I agree with you that often, taking a lot of care with spelling and accents can make a foreigner stick out like a sore thumb. I for one have found myself in that situation....
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When talking in English about Spanish orthography, which diacritics does "tilde" cover?

In Spanish, "tilde" refers to the mark for the accent and the wave above the n. tilde De tildar. f. acento (‖ signo ortográfico español). Raúl se escribe con tilde en la u. Era u. t. c. m. ...
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