C

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C
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
Circle sheer blue 27.gif
Circle sheer blue 27.gif
Cursive script 'c' and capital 'C' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

C (named cee /ˈs/[1] is the third letter o the ISO basic Laitin alphabet.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

"C" an "G" come fae the same letter, baith thocht tae descend fae the Proto-Semitic gimel, wilk itsel mey be fae an Egyptian hieroglyph shawin a staff sling, awtho anither argiment is that it comes fae a hieroglyph shawin a camel[2]. Gimel wis adoptit intae Phoenician as gimel an aw tae shaw the same soond, an fae there intae Greek.

The Etruscan leid didnae contrast voicin wi plosive consonants, sae whan gamma wis taen intae the leid it wis uised tae shaw the soond /k/. At the hinder end it wis makkit intae C and uised in Laitin along wi K an Q an aw for tae shaw the soonds /k/ an /g/, whilk in writin warna differentiatit. In the 3rd yearhunder BC a changit chairacter wis introducit tae shaw the soond /g/, whilk becam G.

Anither letter whilk is leukin like the Laitin C is the Es (С, с) in Cyrillic. Hooiver, this descends fae the Greek lunate sigma.

Proto-Semitic
Gimel
Phoenician 
gimel
Greek
gamma
Etruscan
C
Roman
C
Proto-Semitic gimel Phoenician gimel Greek gamma Etruscan C Roman C

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character C c
Unicode name LAITIN CAIPITAL LETTER C LAITIN SMAW LETTER C
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 67 U+0043 99 U+0063
UTF-8 67 43 99 63
Numeric chairacter reference C C c c
EBCDIC family 195 0 C3 131 0 83
ASCII 1 67 0 43 99 0 63
1 For encodins based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh families o encodins forby.

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

NATO phonetic Morse code
Charlie –·–·
ICS Charlie.svg Semaphore Charlie.svg Sign language C.svg ⠉
Seegnal banner Banner semaphore American manual alphabet (ASL fingerspellin) Braille
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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "C" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "cee", op. cit.
  2. Powell, Barry B. (27 Mairch 2009). Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization. Wiley Blackwell. p. 182. ISBN 978-1405162562.

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 C with diacritics
Ćć Ĉĉ Čč Ċċ Çç Ḉḉ Ȼȼ Ƈƈ ɕ
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