U with macron (Cyrillic)

U with macron (Ӯ ӯ; italics: Ӯ ӯ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script,[1] derived from the Cyrillic letter U (У у У у).

Cyrillic letter
U with macron
Cyrillic letter U with Macron.svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍЙІЇ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̄Е̃Ё̄
Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌
З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢИ̃
ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО́О̀
О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄
Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌Ҏ
ҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆
Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈
Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԘԪԬГ̧Г̄

U with macron is used in the alphabet of the Tajik language, where it represents the close-mid central rounded vowel, /ɵ/. Accordingly, although the letter shape is a modification of ⟨У⟩, the only aspect of the sound shared with /u/ is that both are relatively close, rounded vowels.

In 1937, it was also proposed for use in the Karelian Cyrillic alphabet to represent /y/, but was not adopted.

U with macron is used to represent long /u/ in Kildin Sami and Mansi, two Uralic languages spoken on the Kola peninsula (Kildin) and Western Siberia (Mansi). In these languages, length is distinctive, and macron is used to mark the long version of all the vowels.

U with macron is also used in the Aleut language (Bering dialect).[2] It is the thirty-sixth letter of the modern Aleut alphabet.

U with macron is also used in Carpatho-Rusyn, the only Slavic language to do so, its sound is close to /y/, or in some dialects, /u/.[3][4]

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Ӯ ӯ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1262 U+04EE 1263 U+04EF
UTF-8 211 174 D3 AE 211 175 D3 AF
Numeric character reference Ӯ Ӯ ӯ ӯ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cyrillic: Range: 0400–04FF" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. 2010. p. 43. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ Головко, Е. В. (1994). Словарь алеутско-русский и русско-алеутский (беринговский диалект) [Aleut-Russian and Russian-Aleut Dictionary (Bering dialect)]. p. 14. ISBN 5-09-002312-3.
  3. ^ Кушницькый, Мигаль (May 1, 2020). "Carpatho-Rusyn phonetics. Ep#2 - і, ї, ӯ | Карпаторусинська фонетика. Другый епізод". YouTube.
  4. ^ "ruegrammatica". rueportal.eu.