Cyrillic letter Shha
Cyrillic letter Shha.svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВГ
ҐДЂЃЕЕ́ЀЕ̄
ЁЄЖЗЗ́ЅИІ
ЇИ́ЍӢЙЈКЛ
ЉМНЊОО́О̀Ō
ПРСС́ТЋЌУ
У́ӮЎФХЦЧЏ
ШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃
ӚВ̌ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺ
Ғ̌ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̃Ё̄Є̈
ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠИ̃ҊӤҚӃ
ҠҞҜК̣ԚӅԮԒ
ӍӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆Ӫ
ҨԤР̌ҎҪС̣С̱Т̌
Т̣ҬУ̃ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́
ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾ
ҺҺ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄
Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУ
ѠѼѾѢ
ѤѦѪ
ѨѬѮѰѲѴѶ
Ԙ
ԀԔԖԠ
ԢҦ
ԂԄԈԊԌԎ
ԆԞԪԬ
Г̧Г̄

Shha or He (Һ һ; italics: Һ һ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.[1] Its form is derived from the Latin letter H (H h H h), but the capital forms are more similar to a rotated Cyrillic letter Che (Ч ч) or a stroke-less Tshe (Ћ ћ) because the Cyrillic letter En (Н н) already has the same form as the Latin letter H.

Most of the languages using the letter call it ha - the name shha was created when the letter was encoded in Unicode.

Shha often represents the voiceless glottal fricative /h/, like the pronunciation of ⟨h⟩ in "hat"; and is used in the alphabets of the following languages:

Language Notes Phoneme
Azerbaijani 1939–1991, now uses a Latin alphabet (Still used by Dagestan) /h/,/ħ/
Bashkir /h/
Buryat /h/
Dolgan /h/
Kalmyk /ɣ/
Kazakh rarely used,[2] being replaced by Latin H /h/
Kildin Sami /◌ʰ/
Kurdish /h/
Tatar /h/
Yakut /h/

It was removed from the Kazakh language by the alphabet reforms of 2021, where there is only the letter H, which represents both the Cyrillic Х (Х х) and Һ (Һ һ).

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Һ һ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SHHA CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SHHA
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1210 U+04BA 1211 U+04BB
UTF-8 210 186 D2 BA 210 187 D2 BB
Numeric character reference Һ Һ һ һ

References

  1. ^ "Cyrillic: Range: 0400–04FF" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. 2010. p. 42. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  2. ^ Бектурова, А.Ш. (2004). Казахский язык для всех. Атамұра. ISBN 9965-05-910-1.