Cyrillic letter Dzzhe
Phonetic usage:[d͡ʒ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̂А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́Ѐ
Е̄Е̂ЁЄЄ́ЖЗЗ́
ЅИІІ́ЇЇ́И́
ЍИ̂ӢЙЈКЛЉ
МНЊОО́О̀О̂Ō
ӦПРСС́ТЋЌ
УУ́У̀У̂ӮЎӰФ
ХЦЧЏШЩЪ
Ъ̀ЫЫ́ЬѢЭЭ́Ю
Ю́Ю̀ЯЯ́Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃
ӚВ̌ԜГ̑Г̇Г̣Г̌Г̂
Г̆Г̈ҔҒӺҒ̌Ӷ
Д́Д̌Д̈Д̣Д̆ӖЕ̃
Ё̄Є̈ҖӜӁЖ̣ҘӞ
З̌З̣З̆ԐԐ̈ӠИ̃Ӥ
ҊҚӃҠҞҜК̣Ԛ
Л́ӅԮԒЛ̈ӍН́
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̃Ӧ̄
ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪԤҦП̈
Р̌ҎС̌ҪС̣С̱Т́Т̈
Т̌Т̇Т̣ҬУ̃ӲУ̊
Ӱ̄ҰҮҮ́Х̣Х̱Х̮Х̑
Х̌ҲӼӾҺԦЦ̌Ц̈
ҴҶҶ̣ӴӋҸЧ̇
Ч̣ҼҾШ̈Ш̣Ы̆Ы̄
ӸҌҨЭ̆Э̄Э̇Ӭ
Ӭ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄
Я̈Я̈́Ӏ
Archaic or unused letters
А̨Б̀Б̣Б̱В̀Г̀Г̧
Г̄Г̓Г̆Ҕ̀Ҕ̆ԀД̓
Д̀Д̨ԂЕ̇Е̨
Ж̑Џ̆
Ꚅ̆З̀З̑ԄԆԪ
І̂І̣І̨
Ј̵Ј̃К̓К̀К̆Ӄ̆К̑
К̇К̈К̄ԞК̂Л̀
ԠԈЛ̑Л̇ԔМ̀М̃
Н̀Н̄Н̧Н̃ԊԢН̡
Ѻ
П̓П̀П́П̧П̑ҀԚ̆
Р́Р̀Р̃ԖС̀С̈Ԍ
Ҫ̓Т̓Т̀ԎТ̑Т̧
Ꚍ̆ѸУ̇
У̨Ф̑Ф̓Х́Х̀Х̆Х̇Х̧
Х̓ѠѼѾЦ̀
Ц́Ц̓Ꚏ̆
Ч́Ч̀Ч̑Ч̓Ԭ
Ꚇ̆Ҽ̆Ш̆Ш̑Щ̆Ꚗ̆
Ы̂Ы̃Ѣ́Ѣ̈Ѣ̆
Э̨Э̂Ю̂Я̂Я̨Ԙ
ѤѦѪѨѬ
ѮѰѲѴѶ

Dzzhe (Ԫ ԫ; italics: Ԫ ԫ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. The shape of the letter originated as a ligature of the Cyrillic letters De (Д д Д д) and Zhe (Ж ж Ж ж).

Dzzhe is used in the old Komi and Ossetic languages, as well as in Grigoriy Vereshchagin's 1895 Udmurt alphabet. It was later abandoned, possibly due to its looking too much like "дк".[original research?] It was also used in D. V. Khitrov's Yakut alphabet from 1858 to 1917, corresponding to Дь.

It is used to distinguish the affricate /d͜ʒ/ from the sequence d-ž in some phonetic dictionaries.[1]

Usage

This letter represents the voiced palato-alveolar affricate /d͡ʒ/. It can be romanized as ⟨dž⟩.

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Ԫ ԫ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
DZZHE
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
DZZHE
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1322 U+052A 1323 U+052B
UTF-8 212 170 D4 AA 212 171 D4 AB
Numeric character reference Ԫ Ԫ ԫ ԫ

See also

References

  1. ^ e.g. Орфоєпичний словник (Орфоэпический словарь на украиском языке), 1984. Н.И. Погребной, ed. Радяська Школа, Kiev.