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A
ISO basic Laitin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg
Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn
Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu
Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
D'Nealian Cursive.svg
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Cursive script 'a' and capital 'A' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

A aw [ɑ:, ɔ:, N. I. a:],[1] plural aws is the first letter an vouel in the ISO basic Laitin alphabet. It is seemilar tae the Auncient Greek letter alphae that it comes frae.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The erest for certain forebeir o the letter A is the Phoenician aleph (whiles scrievit 'aleph), the first letter o the Phoenicial alphabet[2], whaurfrae the seemilar Greek, Etruscan an Roman letters. Aleph itsel mey be ultimately frae the Egyptian hieroglyphic o an ox's heid bi a Proto-Semitic[3] seemplification.

Egyptian hieroglyph
ox
Proto-Semitic
A
Phoenician 
aleph
Greek
Alpha
Etruscan
A
Roman
A
Egyptian hieroglyphic ox Proto-Semitic 'alp Phoenician aleph Greek alpha Etruscan A Roman A

Sib letters an ither seemilar chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Different glyphs o the lawercase letter A.

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character A a
Unicode name LAITIN CAIPITAL LETTER A LAITIN SMAW LETTER A
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 65 U+0041 97 U+0061
UTF-8 65 41 97 61
Numeric chairacter reference A A a a
EBCDIC faimily 193 0 C1 129 0 81
ASCII 1 65 0 41 97 0 61
1 An aa for encodins based on ASCII, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodins.

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

NATO phonetic Morse code
Alpha ·–
ICS Alpha.svg Semaphore Alpha.svg [[File:Sign language {{{fingerspelling}}}.svg|90px]] ⠁
Seegnal banner Banner semaphore American manual alphabet (ASL fingerspellin) Braille
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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.scots-online.org/dictionary/read.asp?letter=A
  2. Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "A". Encyclopædia Britannica (in Inglis). 1: A-ak–Bayes. Chicago, IL: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  3. Hall-Quest, Olga Wilbourne (1997). "A". In Johnston, Bernard (ed.). Collier's Encyclopedia (in Inglis). I: A to Ameland (First ed.). New York, NY: P.F. Collier. p. 1.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]


Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter A with diacritics
Áá Àà Ăă Ắắ Ằằ Ẵẵ Ẳẳ Ââ Ấấ Ầầ Ẫẫ Ẩẩ Ǎǎ Åå Ǻǻ Ää Ǟǟ Ãã Ȧȧ Ǡǡ Ąą Āā Ảả Ȁȁ Ȃȃ Ạạ
Ặặ Ậậ Ḁḁ Ⱥⱥ Ɐɐ Ɑɑ
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