U with acute (У́ у́; italics: У́ у́) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In its lowercase forms it looks exactly like the Latin letter Y with acute (Ý ý Ý ý).
⟨У́⟩ and other stressed (accented) vowels are often being used in East Slavic languages like in some words like у́же, тру́сы, в ду́ше, заплачу́, etc.
Words longer than one syllable in these languages carry accents and these are fundamental – accentuated vowels are pronounced with more intensity and do not change their sound within words.
These words use sometimes these letters so they can have a more understandable pronunciation are used to make a different meaning.
U with acute was also used in the Karachay-Balkar language.
Related letters and other similar charactersEdit
- U u : Latin letter U
- Ú ú : Latin letter U with acute – a Czech, Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, and Slovak letter
- Y y : Latin letter Y
- Ý ý : Latin letter Y with acute - a similar looking letter
- У у : Cyrillic letter U
- Ў ў : Cyrillic letter Short U
- Ӱ ӱ : Cyrillic letter U with diaeresis
- Ӳ ӳ : Cyrillic letter U with double acute
- Ү ү : Cyrillic letter straight U
- Ү́ ү́ : Cyrillic letter straight U with acute
- Ұ ұ : Cyrillic letter Straight U with stroke
- Cyrillic characters in Unicode
Being a relatively recent letter, not present in any legacy 8-bit Cyrillic encoding, the letter У́ is not represented directly by a precomposed character in Unicode either; it has to be composed as У+◌́ (U+0301).
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER U||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER U||COMBINING ACUTE ACCENT|
|UTF-8||208 163||D0 A3||209 131||D1 83||204 129||CC 81|
|Numeric character reference||У
|Named character reference||У||у|
- ^ "Russian accents - where to put?". March 2012.
- ^ "Stress marks in Russian".
- ^ "Word Stress Patterns in Russian". June 26, 2019.
- ^ "Different stressed in Russian".
- ^ "Alphabet Ру́сская а́збука".