U (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter U
Cyrillic letter U - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Unicode (hex)
Majuscule: U+0423
Minuscule: U+0443
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

U (У у; italics: У у) is a letter o the Cyrillic script. It commonly represents the close back roondit vowel /u/, somewhit like the pronunciation o ⟨oo⟩ in "boot". The forms o the Cyrillic letter U are similar tae the lawercase o the Latin letter Y (Y y; Y y), but, as wi maist Cyrillic letters, the upper an lawercase fairms are similar in shape differin mainly in size an vertical placement.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historically, Cyrillic U evolved as a specifically East Slavic short fairm o the digraph ⟨оу⟩ uised in auncient Slavic texts tae represent /u/. The digraph wis itself a direct loan frae the Greek alphabet, whaur the combination ⟨ου⟩ (omicron-upsilon) wis an aa uised tae represent /u/.

Consequently, the fairm o the letter is derived frae Greek upsilon ⟨Υ υ⟩, which wis parallelly an aa taken ower intae the Cyrillic alphabet in another fairm, as IzhitsaѴ⟩. (The letter Izhitsa wis removed frae the Roushie alphabet in the orthography refairm o 1917/19.)

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

  1. However, many Dungan books are in fact set using Ӯ (with macron) instead of Ў with breve, e.g. the Dungan-Russian dictionary (1968). There is never an ambiguity, as this is the only У-with-a-diacritic in Dungan. It is used in Dungan syllables where pinyin would use -u, except in those with labial consonants (i.e. in du, ' nu, lu, gu, hu, zu, ru, etc., but not bu or mu)

Computing codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character У у
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAIPITAL LETTER U CYRILLIC SMAA LETTER U
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1059 U+0423 1091 U+0443
UTF-8 208 163 D0 A3 209 131 D1 83
Numeric character reference У У у у
KOI8-R an KOI8-U 245 F5 213 D5
Code page 855 232 E8 231 E7
Code page 866 147 93 227 E3
Windows-1251 211 D3 243 F3
ISO-8859-5 195 C3 227 E3
Macintosh Cyrillic 147 93 243 F3

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The dictionar defineetion o У at Wiktionar
  • The dictionar defineetion o у at Wiktionar