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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

Cursive script 'v' and capital 'V' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

V (named vee /ˈv/[1]) is the twinty-seicont letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation[eedit | eedit soorce]

In maist leids that uise a Latin alphabet, ⟨v⟩ haes a [v]-lik soond (voiced labiodental fricative). In maist byleids o Spainyie, it is pronoonced the same as ⟨b⟩, [b] or [β̞]. In German an Dutch it can be aither [v] or [f].

In Native American leids o North Americae (mainly Iroquoian), ⟨v⟩ represents a nasalized central vowel, /ə̃/.

In Cheenese pinyin, ⟨v⟩ isnae uised, as thare is nae soond [v] in Staundart Mandarin; but the letter ⟨v⟩ is uised bi maist inpit methods fur tae enter letter ⟨ü⟩, whilk maist keybuirds lack. Romanised Cheenese is a popular method fur tae enter Cheenese text phonetically.

In Erse, the letter ⟨v⟩ is maistly uised in loanwirds, sic as veidhlín frae Inglis violin. Housomiver the soond [v] appears naiturally in Erse when /b/ is lenited or "softened", representit in the orthography bi ⟨bh⟩, sae that bhí is pronoonced [vʲiː], an bhean (the woman) is pronoonced [ən̪ˠ ˈvʲan̪ˠ], etc.

In the 19t century, ⟨v⟩ wis whiles uised tae transcribe a palatal click, [ǂ], a function syne pairtly taen ower bi ⟨ç⟩.

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

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character V v
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 86 U+0056 118 U+0076
UTF-8 86 56 118 76
Numeric chairacter reference V V v v
EBCDIC faimily 229 E5 165 A5
ASCII 1 86 56 118 76
1 For encodins based on ASCII an aa, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodins.

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "V", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "vee", op. cit.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Media relatit tae V at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionar defineetion o V at Wiktionary
  • The dictionar defineetion o v at Wiktionary

The 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
Letter V with diacritics
Ṽṽ Ṿṿ Ʋʋ