Kje (Ќ ќ; italics: Ќ ќ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used only in the Macedonian alphabet, where it represents the voiceless palatal plosive /c/, or the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate /tɕ/.[1] Kje is the 24th letter in this alphabet. It is romanised as ⟨ḱ⟩ or sometimes ⟨ķ⟩ or ⟨kj⟩.[2]

Cyrillic letter Kje (Tje)
Cyrillic letter Kje - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[c], [tɕ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̂А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́Ѐ
Е̂Е̄ЁЄЄ́ЖЗЗ́
ЅИІІ́ЇИ́ЍИ̂
ӢЙЈКЛЉМН
ЊОО́О̀О̂ŌӦП
РСС́ТЋЌУУ́
У̀У̂ӮЎӰФХЦ
ЧЏШЩЪЪ̀ЫЫ́
ЬѢЭЭ́ЮЮ́Ю̀Я
Я́Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄А̨ӔӘӘ́
Ә̀Ә̃ӚӘ̄В̌ҒГ̑Г̣
Г̌ Г̂Г̆Г̈ҔӺҒ̌Ӷ
Д́Д̀Д̌Д̈Д̣Д̆ӖЕ̃
Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜЖ̣ҘӞ
З̌З̣З̆ԐԐ́Ԑ̈ӠИ̃
ҊӤІ̄́І̨Ј̵ҚК̈Ӄ
ҠҞҜК̣ԚЛ́Л̀Ӆ
ԮԒЛ̈ӍН́Н̀Н̃Н̄
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̃Ӧ̄
ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤП̈
Р́Р̌ҎС̀С̌ҪС̣Т́
Т̈Т̌Т̣ҬТ‍ЬУ̃ӲУ̊
Ӱ̄ҮҮ́Ү̈ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑Х̌ҲӼӾҺҺ̈Һ̌
ԦЦ́Ц̌Ц̈ҴЧ̀ҶҶ̣
ӴӋҸЧ̇Ч̣ҼҾШ̆
Ш̈Ш̣Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄
Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈Я̈́ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУ
ѠѼѾѢ́
Ѣ̈Ѣ̆ѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮѰѲ
ѴѶԘ
ԀԔ
ԖԠԢҦ
ԂԄԈԊ
ԌԎԆԞ
ԪԬБ̣Г̧Г̄К̂К̅З̀
Т̀

Words with this sound are most often cognates to those in Serbo-Croatian with ⟨ћ⟩/⟨ć⟩ and in Bulgarian with ⟨щ⟩, ⟨т⟩ or ⟨к⟩. For example, Macedonian ноќ (noḱ, night) corresponds to Serbo-Croatian ноћ/noć, and Bulgarian нощ (nosht). The common surname ending -ić is spelled -иќ in Macedonian.

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Ќ ќ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER KJE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KJE
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1036 U+040C 1116 U+045C
UTF-8 208 140 D0 8C 209 156 D1 9C
Numeric character reference Ќ Ќ ќ ќ
Named character reference Ќ ќ
Code page 855 151 97 150 96
Windows-1251 141 8D 157 9D
ISO-8859-5 172 AC 252 FC
Macintosh Cyrillic 205 CD 206 CE

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of Ќ at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionary definition of ќ at Wiktionary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corbett, Professor Greville; Comrie, Professor Bernard (September 2003). The Slavonic Languages. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-86137-6.
  2. ^ Campbell, George L.; Moseley, Christopher (2013-05-07). The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-22296-3.