A (Cyrillic)

A (Azǔ/Азъ)
А а

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A
Usage
Writing system Cyrillic script
Type Alphabet ic
Language of origin Old Church Slavonic
Phonetic usage [a]
[ɑ]
[ə]
Unicode value U+0410, U+0430
Alphabetical position 1
Numerical value: 1
History
Development
Time period ~900 to present
Descendants   Я
Sisters A
Α α
א
ا
ܐ


Ա ա
𐌀
Transliteration equivalents A (Latin script)
Variations

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A
Other
Other letters commonly used with аң
Associated numbers 1
Cyrillic letter A
Numeric value: 1
Phonetic usage: [a], [ɑ], [ə]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

A а; italics: А а) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. It commonly represents an open central unrounded vowel /a/, like the pronunciation of a in "father". The Cyrillic letter А is romanized using the Latin letter A.

History

The Cyrillic letter А was derived directly from the Greek letter Alpha (Α α). In the Early Cyrillic alphabet its name was азъ (azǔ), meaning "I". In the Cyrillic numeral system, the Cyrillic letter А had a value of 1.

Form

Through history the Cyrillic letter A has had various shapes, but today is standardised on one that looks exactly like the Latin letter A, including the italic and lower case forms.

Usage

In most languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet – such as Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian – the Cyrillic letter А represents the open central unrounded vowel /a/. In Ingush and Chechen the Cyrillic letter А represents both the open back unrounded vowel /ɑ/ and the mid-central vowel /ə/. In Tuvan the letter can be written as a double vowel.[1][2]

Computing codes

CharacterАа
Unicode nameCYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ACYRILLIC SMALL LETTER A
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode1040U+04101072U+0430
UTF-8208 144D0 90208 176D0 B0
Numeric character referenceААаа
KOI8-R and KOI8-U225E1193C1
CP 855161A1160A0
Windows-1251192C0224E0
ISO-8859-5176B0208D0
Mac Cyrillic12880224E0

See also

References

  1. "Tuvan language, alphabet and pronunciation". omniglot.com. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. Campbell, George L.; King, Gareth (24 July 2013). "Compendium of the World's Languages". Routledge. Retrieved 14 June 2016 via Google Books.
  • The dictionary definition of А at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of а at Wiktionary
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