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Cyrillic ligature AE
Phonetic usage:[ɐ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИІЇЍЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ԀӖЕ̄Е̃
Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞ
З̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢ
И̃ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠ
ҞҜК̣ԚӅԮԒ
ӍӉҢԨӇҤО́
О̀О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄Ө
Ө̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌
ҎҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣Ҭ
У̃ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́Ұ
Х̣Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾ
ҺҺ̈ԦҴҶӴӋ
ҸҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌ
Э̆Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆
Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈Ԝ
Ӏ
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⟩.

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