The grapheme Ř, ř (R with háček, example of Czech pronunciation: "řeka" (help·info)) is a letter used in alphabets of the Czech, Upper Sorbian languages and also in Kurdish languages when written in Latin script. It was also used in a proposed orthography for the Silesian language. A similar consonant can also be found in some Norwegian dialects (around Narvik), in Berber (especially in its Rif variety), and in some Spanish dialects as a variation of 'rr' (mainly Pastuso Spanish and some dialects in Ecuador).
The Unicode glyphs are U+0158 Ř and U+0159 ř . Either can also be represented using the combining character U+030C ̌ COMBINING CARON.
In Czech it is used to denote [r̝], a raised alveolar non-sonorant trill and it is an allophone of 'rz' in Polish. Its manner of articulation is similar to other alveolar trills but the tongue is raised; it is partially fricative. It is usually voiced, [r̝], but it also has a voiceless allophone [r̝̊] occurring in the vicinity of voiceless consonants or at the end of a word.
In Upper Sorbian, it denotes the voiceless postalveolar fricative [ʃ].
In Kurdish, it represents the voiced alveolar trill [r].
In Rif-Berber, the letter Ř / ř is used for /ɺ/, a sound between /l/ and /r/.
Czech: “Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes tři sta třicet tři stříbrných střech.”
Phonetically: [ˈtr̝̊ɪsta ˈtr̝̊ɪt͡sɛt ˈtr̝̊ɪ ˈstr̝̊iːbr̩niːx ˈstr̝̊iːkat͡ʃɛk ˈstr̝̊iːkalo pr̝̊ɛs ˈtr̝̊ɪsta ˈtr̝̊ɪt͡sɛt ˈtr̝̊ɪ ˈstr̝̊iːbr̩niːx ˈstr̝̊ɛx].
English: “333 silver fire hoses squirted over 333 silver roofs”.
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH CARON||LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH CARON|
|UTF-8||197 152||C5 98||197 153||C5 99|
|Numeric character reference||Ř
|Named character reference||Ř||ř|