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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
Circle sheer blue 29.png
Circle sheer blue 29.png
Cursive script 'v' and capital 'V'

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

Pronunciation[eedit | eedit soorce]

In maist leids which uise a Latin alphabet, ⟨v⟩ haes a [v]-like soond (voiced labiodental fricative). In maist dialects o Spainyie, it is pronounced the same as ⟨b⟩, [b] or [β̞]. In German an Dutch it can be either [v] or [f].

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

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

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

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

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

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

NATO phonetic Morse code
Victor ···–
ICS Victor.svg Semaphore Victor.svg ⠧
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

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

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Letter V with diacritics
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