Ka (Cyrillic)

Ka (К к; italics: К к) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Cyrillic letter Ka
Cyrillic letter Ka - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[k]
Name:како
Numeric value:20
Derived from:Greek letter Kappa (Κ κ)
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВГ
ҐДЂЃЕЕ́ЀЕ̄
ЁЁ́ЄЄ́ЖЗЗ́Ѕ
ИІІ́І̄І̀ЇЇ́И́
ЍӢЙЈКЛЉМ
НЊОО́О̀ŌӦП
РСС́ТЋЌУУ́
У̀ӮЎӰӰ́ФХЦ
ЧЏШЩЪЪ̀Ъ̈Ъ̄
ЫЫ́ЬѢЭЭ́Э̀Ю
Ю́Ю̀ЯЯ́Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄А̨ӔӘӘ́
Ә̀Ә̃ӚӘ̄В̌ҒГ̑Г̣
Г̌ Г̂Г̆Г̈ҔӺҒ̌Ӷ
Д́Д̀Д̌Д̈Д̣Д̆ӖЕ̃
Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜЖ̣ҘӞ
З̌З̣З̆ԐԐ́Ԑ̈ӠИ̃
ҊӤІ̄́І̨Ј̵ҚК̈Ӄ
ҠҞҜК̣ԚЛ́Л̀Ӆ
ԮԒЛ̈ӍН́Н̀Н̃Н̄
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂О̃
Ӧ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤ
П̈Р́Р̌ҎС̀С̌ҪС̣
Т́Т̈Т̌Т̣ҬТ‍ЬУ̃Ӳ
У̊Ӱ̄ҮҮ́Ү̈ҰХ̣Х̱
Х̮Х̑Х̌ҲӼӾҺҺ̈
Һ̌ԦЦ́Ц̌Ц̈ҴЧ̀Ҷ
Ҷ̣ӴӋҸЧ̇Ч̣ҼҾ
Ш̆Ш̈Ш̣Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆
Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́
Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈Я̈́ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУ
ѠѼѾѢ́
Ѣ̈Ѣ̆ѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮѰѲ
ѴѶԘ
ԀԔ
ԖԠԢҦ
ԂԄԈԊ
ԌԎԆԞ
ԪԬБ̣Г̧Г̄К̂К̅З̀
Т̀

It commonly represents the voiceless velar plosive /k/, like the pronunciation of ⟨k⟩ in "king" or "kick".

HistoryEdit

The Cyrillic letter Ka was derived from the Greek letter Kappa (Κ κ).

In the Early Cyrillic alphabet its name was како (kako), meaning "as".[1]

In the Cyrillic numeral system, Ka had a value of 20.

FormEdit

The Cyrillic letter Ka looks very similar, and corresponds to the Latin letter K. In many fonts, Cyrillic Ka is differentiated from its Latin and Greek counterparts by drawing one or both of its diagonal spurs with curved instead of straight. Also in some fonts the lowercase form of Ka has the vertical bar elongated above x-height, resembling the Latin lowercase k.

UsageEdit

In Russian, the letter Ka represents the plain voiceless velar plosive /k/ or the palatalized one /kʲ/; for example, the word короткий ("short") contains both the kinds: [kɐˈrotkʲɪj]. The palatalized variant is pronounced when the following letter in the word is ь, е, ё, и, ю, or я.

In Macedonian it always represents the sound /k/. It also represents the /q/ sound, the /c/ sound, and the /x/ sound.

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview К к
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER KA CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KA
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1050 U+041A 1082 U+043A
UTF-8 208 154 D0 9A 208 186 D0 BA
Numeric character reference К К к к
Named character reference К к
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 235 EB 203 CB
Code page 855 199 C7 198 C6
Code page 866 138 8A 170 AA
Windows-1251 202 CA 234 EA
ISO-8859-5 186 BA 218 DA
Macintosh Cyrillic 138 8A 234 EA

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corbett, Professor Greville; Comrie, Professor Bernard (September 2003). The Slavonic Languages. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-86137-6.