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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).

Cyrillic letter Zhje.svg
Phonetic usage: [tʂ], [tɕ], [dʒ], [dʑ], [ʑ]
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
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]
Dungan 10th /tʂ/ voiceless retroflex affricate
/tɕ/ voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate
zh, ⱬ
Kalmyk 11th /dʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate j, dzh
Tatar 10th /dʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal affricate
/ʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal fricative
c
Turkmen 9th /dʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate j
  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 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.
  2. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Kalmyk (Хальмг келн)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  3. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Tatar (tatarça / татарча / تاتارچا)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  4. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Turkmen (Türkmen dili / Түркмен дили)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.