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Cyrillic letter Shcha
Cyrillic letter Shcha - uppercase and lowercase.svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
З́ Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й
Ј К Л Љ М Н Њ
О П Р С С́ Т Ћ
Ќ У Ў Ф Х Ц Ч
Џ Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э
Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
А́ А̀ Ӑ А̄ А̊ А̃ Ӓ
Ӓ̄ В̌ Ә Ә́ Ә̃ Ӛ Ӕ
Ғ Г̧ Г̑ Г̄ Г̣ Г̌ Ҕ
Ӻ    Ғ̌ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ
   Д̆ Д̣ Ԫ Ԭ Д̆ Ӗ
Е̄ Е̃ Ё̄ Є̈ Ӂ Җ
Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ З̌ З̱ З̣
Ԑ Ԑ̈ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ И̃ Ҋ
Ӥ И́ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ
Ԟ К̣ Ԛ Ӆ Ԯ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ԩ Ӈ
Ҥ Ԣ Ԋ О̆ О̃ О̄ Ӧ
Ө Ө̄ Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ Ҧ Р̌
Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ С̣ С̱ Ԍ Т̌
Т̣ Ҭ Ԏ У̃
Ӯ Ӱ Ӱ́ Ӳ Ү Ү́ Ұ    
Х̣    Х̱    Х̮ Х̑ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ
Һ Һ̈ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ
Ӵ Ӌ Ҹ Ҽ
Ҿ Ы̆ Ы̄ Ӹ Ҍ Э̆ Э̄
Э̇ Ӭ Ӭ́ Ӭ̄ Ю̆ Ю̈ Ю̈́
Ю̄ Я̆ Я̄ Я̈ Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ
Ѹ Ѡ Ѽ Ѿ
Ѣ Ѥ Ѧ
Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

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 Template:Script/Glagolitic (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
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1065 U+0429 1097 U+0449
UTF-8 208 169 D0 A9 209 137 D1 89
Numeric chairacter 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 Wiktionary
  • The dictionar defineetion o щ at Wiktionary