Shcha

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Cyrillic letter Shcha
Cyrillic letter Shcha - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Unicode (hex)
Majuscule: U+0429
Minuscule: U+0449
Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й Ј
К Л Љ М Н Њ О
П Р С Т Ћ Ќ У
Ў Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Ҕ
Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ Ӗ Ӂ
Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ
Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ
Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ Ԋ Ӧ Ө Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ
Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ Ԏ
Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ Ү Ұ Ҳ Ӽ
Ӿ Һ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ
Ҹ Ҽ Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ
Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ Ѹ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ    
Leet o Cyrillic letters
Cyrillic digraphs

Shcha (Щ щ; italics: Щ щ) is a letter o the Cyrillic script. In Roushie, it represents the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative /ɕɕ/, similar tae the pronunciation of ⟨sh⟩ in sheep (but longer); in Ukrainian an Rusyn it represents the consonant cluster /ʃt͡ʃ/; an in Bulgarie, it represents the consonant cluster /ʃt/.

In Inglish, Shcha is romanized as ⟨shch⟩ or ⟨šč⟩ (with hačeks), baith reflectin the historical Roushie pronunciation o the letter. This can lead tae some confusion, as the ⟨ch⟩ in the transcription mey seem tae indicate that Щ is a combination o Ш an a strang Ч, which is nae true o Roushie, though it is in Ukrainian.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Cyrillic letter Shcha wis derived frae the Glagolitic letter Shta (GlagolitsaShta.gif).

The name o Shcha in the Early Cyrillic alphabet wis шта (šta). This name is preserved in the modren Bulgarie leid - it is pronoonced "штъ".

Historically in Roushie, Shcha representit the consonant cluster /ɕt͡ɕ/, like in the phrase "fresh cheese." Some Roushie leid primers still prescribe /ɕtɕ/.

Fairm[eedit | eedit soorce]

The fairm o the letter Shcha is the letter Cyrillic Sha (Ш ш) wi a descender (cf. the Cyrillic letters De (Д д), Tse (Ц ц), Ka wi descender (Қ қ), an En wi descender (Ң ң)).

Relatit letters an ither similar characters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character Щ щ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAIPITAL LETTER SHCHA CYRILLIC SMAA LETTER SHCHA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1065 U+0429 1097 U+0449
UTF-8 208 169 D0 A9 209 137 D1 89
Numeric character reference Щ Щ щ щ
KOI8-R an KOI8-U 253 FD 221 DD
Code page 855 250 FA 249 F9
Code page 866 153 99 233 E9
Windows-1251 217 D9 249 F9
ISO-8859-5 201 C9 233 E9
Macintosh Cyrillic 153 99 249 F9

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The dictionar defineetion o Щ at Wiktionar
  • The dictionar defineetion o щ at Wiktionar