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

E (named e /ˈ/, plural ees)[1] is a vowel an the fift letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the maist commonly uised letter in mony leids, includin: Czech,[2] Dens,[2] Dutch,[2] Inglis,[3] French,[4] German,[5] Hungarian,[2] Latin,[2] Norwegian,[2] Spaingie,[6] an Swadish.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Egyptian hieroglyph
PhoenicianE-01.svg Alfabeto camuno-e.svg Epsilon uc lc.svg Roman E

Letter 'E' differs little frae its derivational soorce, the Greek letter epsilon, 'Ε'. In etymology, the Semitic   haes been suggestit tae hae stairtit as a prayin or cryin human figure (hillul 'jubilation'), an wis probably based on a seemilar Egyptian hieroglyph that indicatit a different pronunciation. In Semitic, the letter representit /h/ (an /e/ in foreign wirds), in Greek acame epsilon wi the value /e/. Etruscans an Romans follaeed this uisage. Altho Middlin Inglis spellin uised 'e' tae represent lang an short /e/, the Great Vowel Shift chynged lang /eː/ (as in 'me' or 'bee') tae /iː/ while short /e/ (as in 'met' or 'bed') remains a mid vowel.

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

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character E e
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 69 U+0045 101 U+0065
UTF-8 69 45 101 65
Numeric chairacter reference E E e e
EBCDIC faimily 197 0 C5 133 0 85
ASCII 1 69 0 45 101 0 65
1 Also for encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

NATO phonetic Morse code
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Seegnal banner Banner semaphore American manual alphabet (ASL fingerspellin) Braille

In Breetish Sign Leid (BSL), the letter 'e' is signed bi extendin the index finger o the richt haund touchin the tip o index on the left haund, wi aw fingers o left haund open.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "E" a letter Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged (1993). Ees is the plural of the name of the letter; the plural of the letter itself is rendered E's, Es, e's, or es.
  2. a b c d e f g Kelk, Brian. "Letter frequencies". UK Free Software Network. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  3. Lewand, Robert. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. Archived frae the original on 8 Julie 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  4. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in French". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 12 Mairch 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  5. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in German". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 28 Juin 2012. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  6. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in Spanish". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 11 Mey 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Media relatit tae E at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionar defineetion o E at Wiktionary
  • The dictionar defineetion o e at Wiktionary

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 E with diacritics
Éé Èè Ĕĕ Êê Ếế Ềề Ễễ Ểể Ěě Ëë Ẽẽ Ėė Ȩȩ Ḝḝ Ęę Ēē Ḗḗ Ḕḕ Ẻẻ Ȅȅ Ȇȇ Ẹẹ Ệệ Ḙḙ Ḛḛ Ɇɇ