Zhje or Zhe with descender (Җ җ; italics: Җ җ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter Zhe (Ж ж Ж ж) with an addition of a descender on its right leg.

Cyrillic letter Zhje
Cyrillic letter Zhje.svg
Phonetic usage:[tʂ], [tɕ], [dʒ], [dʑ], [ʑ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍЙІЇ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆
ӪҨԤҦР̌ҎԖ
ҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃ӰӰ́
ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑ҲӼӾҺҺ̈Ԧ
ҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄
ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́
Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄
Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

Zhje is used in the alphabets of the Dungan,[1] Kalmyk,[2] Tatar[3] and Turkmen[4] languages.

Language Position in alphabet Pronunciation[note 1] Romanization[note 2]
Kalmyk 11th /dʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate j, dzh
Turkmen 9th j
Dungan 10th /tʂ/ voiceless retroflex affricate
/tɕ/ voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate
zh, ⱬ
Tatar /dʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal affricate
/ʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal fricative
c
  1. ^ See the linked article for a description of the pronunciation.
  2. ^ Bold face indicates the equivalent letter in the official Latin alphabet for the language.

Zhje corresponds to the digraphs ⟨дж⟩ or ⟨чж⟩ used in other Cyrillic alphabets, or to the letters Che with descender (Ҷ ҷ), Che with vertical stroke (Ҹ ҹ), Dzhe (Џ џ), Khakassian Che (Ӌ ӌ), Zhe with breve (Ӂ ӂ), or Zhe with diaeresis (Ӝ ӝ).

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Җ җ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ZHE WITH DESCENDER
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
ZHE WITH DESCENDER
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1174 U+0496 1175 U+0497
UTF-8 210 150 D2 96 210 151 D2 97
Numeric character reference Җ Җ җ җ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Dungan (хуэйзў йүян)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Kalmyk (Хальмг келн)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Tatar (tatarça / татарча / تاتارچا)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Turkmen (Türkmen dili / Түркмен дили)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)