Cyrillic letter Dzzhe
Cyrillic letter Dzzhe.svg
Phonetic usage:[d͡ʒ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́
ЀЕ̄ЁЄЖЗЗ́
ЅИІЇИ́ЍӢ
ЙЈКЛЉМН
ЊОО́О̀ŌПР
СС́ТЋЌУУ́
ӮЎФХЦЧЏ
ШЩЪЫЬЭЮ
Я
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́
Ә̃ӚВ̌ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌
ҔӺҒ̌ӶД̣Д̆Ӗ
Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘ
ӞЗ̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈Ӡ
И̃ҊӤҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆
ӪҨԤР̌ҎҪС̣
С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃ӰӰ́
ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑ҲӼӾҺҺ̈Ԧ
ҴҶӴӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄

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. It was later abandoned, possibly due to its looking too much like "дк".[original research?]

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.