Vo (majuscule: Ո; minuscule: ո; Armenian: վո, վօ) is the twenty-fourth letter of the Armenian alphabet. It has a numerical value of 600. It was created by Mesrop Mashtots in the 5th century AD. It represents the open-mid back rounded vowel (/ɔ/), but when it occurs isolated or word-initially, it represents /vɔ/1. It is one of the two letters that represent the sound O, the other being Օ which was not created by Mashtots.
|Writing system||Armenian script|
|Language of origin||Armenian language|
[vɔ] (word-initially or in isolated form)
Numerical value: 600
|Time period||405 to present|
Its minuscule variant is homoglyphic to the minuscule form of the Latin letter N. In its uppercase form, it looks like a turned Latin letter U, the Lisu letter Ue (ꓵ), or the asomtavruli form of the Georgian letter ghani (Ⴖ).
As a component in UEdit
This letter, along with Vyun (or Hiwn in Classical Armenian), is part of the Armenian U (ՈՒ Ու ու). Because the letter U is not present in Mashtots's alphabet, it uses a digraph made up of these letters.
|Unicode name||ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VO||ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VO|
|UTF-8||213 136||D5 88||213 184||D5 B8|
|Numeric character reference||Ո
Related characters and other similar charactersEdit
- ^ Except in ով /ov/ "who" and ովքեր /ovkʰer/ "those (people)" in Eastern Armenian