This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2007)
Dje (Ђ ђ; italics: Ђ ђ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
Dje is the sixth letter of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, used in Serbo-Croatian to represent the voiced alveolo-palatal affricate /dʑ/. Despite being a Cyrillic letter, it was also used in Latin-based Slovincian phonetic transcriptions, presumably with the same value.
Dje corresponds to the Latin letter D with stroke (Đ đ) in Gaj's Latin alphabet of Serbo-Croatian and is so transliterated. When strokes are unavailable, it is transliterated as ⟨Dj dj⟩ or ⟨Ď ď⟩.
Dje was constructed by request of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. There were several proposed shapes of the letter (one by Pavle Solarić, another by Gligorije Geršić). The variant now in use was designed by Lukijan Mušicki; it was designed by modification of the letter Ћ, itself a revival of the old Cyrillic letter Djerv (Ꙉ). The new letter was adopted in Karadžić's 1818 dictionary and thus entered widespread usage. There was also a Д and Ь ligature variant hasn't been added in Unicode as a character and was used before dje took its current form.
Related letters and other similar charactersEdit
- Ћ ћ: Cyrillic letter Tshe
- Ѓ ѓ: Cyrillic letter Gje
- Đ đ: Latin letter D with stroke
- Ď ď: Latin letter D with caron
- J j: Latin letter J
- Ꙉ ꙉ: Old Cyrillic letter Djerv
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER TE WITH CUT BOWL||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SHHA WITH STROKE AND HOOK|
|UTF-8||208 130||D0 82||209 146||D1 92|
|Numeric character reference||Ђ
|Named character reference||Ђ||ђ|
|Code page 855||129||81||128||80|
- ^ a b c d Maretić, Tomislav. Gramatika i stilistika hrvatskoga ili srpskoga književnog jezika, p. 14-15. 1899.
- ^ Lalević, Miodrag S. (1953). Potsetnik iz srpskohrvatskog jezika i pravopisa: s pravopisnim i jezičkim savetnikom. Rad. p. 75.
Облик му је у Вуковој азбуци дао песник Лукијан Мушицки
- ^ Петар Ђорђић. Историја српске ћирилице. Београд, 1971.