Shcha (Щ щ; italics: ) is a letter o the Щ щ Cyrillic script. In Roushie, it represents the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative /ɕɕ/, similar tae the pronunciation of ⟨sh⟩ in (but sheep 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.
The Cyrillic letter Shcha wis derived frae the
Glagolitic letter Shta Template:Script/Glagolitic ( ).
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 "fre sh cheese." Some Roushie leid primers still prescribe /ɕtɕ/.
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 ]
The dictionar defineetion o Щ at Wiktionary The dictionar defineetion o щ at Wiktionary