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Ʌ
Ʌ ʌ
Upper and lower case turned V
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabetic and Logographic
Unicode codepointU+0245, U+028C
History
Development
  • Ʌ ʌ
Other
Writing directionLeft-to-Right
This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and  , see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

Turned v (majuscule: Ʌ, minuscule: ʌ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on a turned form of the letter V.

It is used in the orthographies of Dan, Ch’ol, Nankina, Northern Tepehuán, Temne, Oneida, and Wounaan and also some orthographies of Ibibio.[1]

Its lowercase is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent an open-mid back unrounded vowel, the vowel in plus in many dialects of English.

Despite the similarity in appearance, the letter has no connection to the Greek Λ, Cyrillic Л, CJK radical , or Korean .

In German and French handwriting, the numeral 1 often takes the form of a turned V, whereby the serif is extended down to the length of the main stroke.[2]

Character encoding

Character information
Preview ʌ Ʌ
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED V LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED V
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 652 U+028C 581 U+0245
UTF-8 202 140 CA 8C 201 133 C9 85
Numeric character reference ʌ ʌ Ʌ Ʌ

Related characters

Descendants and related letters in the Latin alphabet

See also

Similar symbols:

References

  1. ^ Urua 2004
  2. ^ "Misidentification of Alphanumeric Symbols in Both Handwritten and Computer-generated Information". ISMP Medication Safety Alert!. 2 July 2009. Archived from the original on 12 July 2009.
  3. ^ Constable, Peter (2004-04-19). "L2/04-132 Proposal to add additional phonetic characters to the UCS" (PDF).

Bibliography