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UsageEdit

In many Turkic languages such as Azeri, Bashkir, Kazakh, Uyghur and Tatar, as well as the Kalmyk and Khinalug languages, it represents the near-open front unrounded vowel /æ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨a⟩ in "cat". It is often transliterated as ⟨ä⟩.

In Dungan, it represents the close-mid back unrounded vowel /ɤ/.

In Kurdish it represents schwa /ə/ or /ε~a/.

In Abkhaz, it represents labialization of the preceding consonant /ʷ/. Digraphs with ⟨ә⟩ are treated as letters and given separate positions in the Abkhaz alphabet. It is transliterated into Latin as a high ring ⟨˚⟩.

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character Ә ә
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SCHWA CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SCHWA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1240 U+04D8 1241 U+04D9
UTF-8 211 152 D3 98 211 153 D3 99
Numeric character reference Ә Ә ә ә

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