Ƽ (minuscule: ƽ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet used in the Zhuang alphabet from 1957 to 1986 to indicate its fifth tone, high-rising [˧˥].[1] In 1986 it was replaced by q.

Latin letter tone five
Latin letter tone five - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
Typetone indicator
Language of originZhuang languages
Phonetic usage[˧˥]
Unicode codepointU+01BC U+01BD
History
Development
  • Ƽ
Time period1957–1986
Other
This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

It originates from an alteration of the numeral 5.

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Ƽ ƽ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TONE FIVE LATIN SMALL LETTER TONE FIVE
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 444 U+01BC 445 U+01BD
UTF-8 198 188 C6 BC 198 189 C6 BD
Numeric character reference Ƽ Ƽ ƽ ƽ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zhuang language and alphabet". Omniglot.