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Cyrillic ligature AE
Cyrillic ligature AE.svg
Phonetic usage:[ɐ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́
ЀЕ̄ЁЄЖЗЗ́
ЅИІЇИ́ЍӢ
ЙЈКЛЉМН
ЊОО́ŌПРС
С́ТЋЌУУ́Ӯ
ЎФХЦЧЏШ
ЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́
Ә̃ӚВ̌ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌
ҔӺҒ̌ӶД̣Д̆Ӗ
Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘ
ӞЗ̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈Ӡ
И̃ҊӤҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО̀О̆
О̂О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌ҎҪ
С̣С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃Ӱ
Ӱ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣Х̱
Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺҺ̈
ԦҴҶӴӋҸҼ
ҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄
Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́
Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄

Ae (Ӕ ӕ; italics: Ӕ ӕ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used exclusively in the Ossetian language to represent the near open central vowel /ɐ/. Its ISO 9 transliteration is ⟨æ⟩ but some transliteration schemes may render it as ⟨ä⟩. It looks similar to the Æ character (Æ æ Æ æ) in the Latin script.

History

The letter was first used in Anders Johan Sjögren's Cyrillic alphabet and appeared first in fiction and poetry books published at the beginning of the 20th century. It was preserved during the shift to a Latin alphabet and the reversion to a Cyrillic alphabet. It is one of the most common letters in the Ossetian language.

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Ӕ ӕ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LIGATURE A IE CYRILLIC SMALL LIGATURE A IE
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1236 U+04D4 1237 U+04D5
UTF-8 211 148 D3 94 211 149 D3 95
Numeric character reference Ӕ Ӕ ӕ ӕ

See also