|Cyrillic letter Dzzhe|
|The Cyrillic script|
|Archaic or unused letters|
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.
This letter represents the voiced palato-alveolar affricate /d͡ʒ/. It can be romanized as ⟨dž⟩.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
|CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER|
|UTF-8||212 170||D4 AA||212 171||D4 AB|
|Numeric character reference||Ԫ