Cyrillic letter
U with macron
Cyrillic letter U with Macron.svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̂А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́Ѐ
Е̄Е̂ЁЄЄ́ЖЗЗ́
ЅИІІ́ЇЇ́И́
ЍИ̂ӢЙЈКЛЉ
МНЊОО́О̀О̂Ō
ӦПРСС́ТЋЌ
УУ́У̀У̂ӮЎӰФ
ХЦЧЏШЩЪ
Ъ̀ЫЫ́ЬѢЭЭ́Ю
Ю́Ю̀ЯЯ́Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃
ӚВ̌ԜГ̑Г̇Г̣Г̌Г̂
Г̆Г̈ҔҒCyrillic capital letter Ghe with stroke and descender.svgӺҒ̌Ӷ
Cyrillic capital letter Ghe with hook.svgД́Д̌Д̈Д̣Д̆ӖЕ̃
Ё̄Є̈ҖӜӁЖ̣ҘӞ
З̌З̣З̆ԐԐ̈ӠИ̃Ӥ
ҊҚӃҠҞҜК̣Ԛ
Л́ӅԮԒЛ̈ӍН́
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̃Ӧ̄
ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪԤП̈Ҧ
Р̌ҎС̌ҪС̣С̱Т́Т̈
Т̌Т̇Т̣ҬCyrillic capital letter Te Soft-sign.svgУ̃Ӳ
У̊Ӱ̄ҰҮҮ́Х̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑Х̌ҲӼӾҺԦЦ̌
Ц̈ҴҶҶ̣ӴӋCyrillic capital letter Che with hook.svgҸ
Ч̇Ч̣ҼҾШ̈Ш̣Ы̆
Ы̄ӸҌҨЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆
Я̄Я̈Я̈́Ӏ
Archaic or unused letters
Cyrillic capital letter script A.svgА̨Б̀Б̣Б̱В̀Г̀Г̧
Г̄Г̓Г̆Ҕ̀Ҕ̆Cyrillic capital letter split by middle ring Ghe.svgԀД̓
Д̀Д̨Cyrillic capital letter archaic Dje.svgԂЕ̇Е̨
Ж̑Cyrillic small letter Zhe with long middle leg and stroke through descender.svgCyrillic capital letter bashkir Ie.svgCyrillic small letter Dje with high right breve serif.svgЏ̆
Ꚅ̆З̀З̑ԄԆԪ
Cyrillic capital letter Shha with Cil top.svgCyrillic capital letter Shha with high right breve serif.svgІ̂І̣І̨Cyrillic capital letter bashkir Dha.svg
Ј̵Ј̃К̓К̀К̆Ӄ̆К̑
К̇К̈К̄ԞК̂Cyrillic capital letter Ka with loop.svgCyrillic small letter ka with ascender.svgЛ̀
ԠԈЛ̑Л̇ԔМ̀М̃
Н̀Н̄Н̧Н̃ԊԢН̡
ѺCyrillic capital letter open at bottom O.svg
Cyrillic capital letter O with left notch.svgП̓П̀П́П̧П̑ҀԚ̆
Cyrillic capital letter Shha with hook.svgР́Р̀Р̃ԖС̀С̈Ԍ
Ҫ̓Cyrillic capital letter long Es.svgТ̓Т̀ԎТ̑Т̧
Ꚍ̆Cyrillic small letter Te El Soft-sign.svgCyrillic small letter voiceless L with comma above.svgѸCyrillic capital letter script U.svgУ̇У̨
Ф̑Ф̓Х́Х̀Х̆Х̇Х̧Х̓
Cyrillic capital letter bashkir Ha.svgѠѼѾЦ̀Ц́
Ц̓Cyrillic capital letter Tse with long left leg.svgꚎ̆Cyrillic capital letter Cil.svgCyrillic capital letter Cil with bar.svgЧ́
Ч̀Ч̑Ч̓Cyrillic capital letter Char.svgCyrillic small letter Char with high right breve serif.svgԬ
Ꚇ̆Ҽ̆Ш̆Ш̑Щ̆Ꚗ̆Cyrillic capital letter Che Sha.svg
Ы̂Ы̃Ѣ́Ѣ̈Ѣ̆Э̨
Ю̂Я̂Я̨ԘѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮѰ
ѲѴѶ

U with macron (Ӯ ӯ; italics: Ӯ ӯ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script,[1] derived from the Cyrillic letter U (У у У у).

U with macron is used in the alphabet of the Tajik language, where it represents the close-mid central rounded vowel, /ɵ/. Accordingly, although the letter shape is a modification of ⟨У⟩, the only aspect of the sound shared with /u/ is that both are relatively close, rounded vowels.

In 1937, it was also proposed for use in the Karelian Cyrillic alphabet to represent /y/, but was not adopted.

U with macron is used to represent long /u/ in Kildin Sami and Mansi, two Uralic languages spoken on the Kola peninsula (Kildin) and Western Siberia (Mansi). In these languages, length is distinctive, and the macron is used to mark the long version of all the vowels.

U with macron is also used in the Aleut language (Bering dialect).[2] It is the thirty-sixth letter of the modern Aleut alphabet.

U with macron is also used in Carpatho-Rusyn, the only Slavic language to do so. Its sound is close to /y/, or in some dialects, /u/.[3][4]

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Ӯ ӯ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1262 U+04EE 1263 U+04EF
UTF-8 211 174 D3 AE 211 175 D3 AF
Numeric character reference Ӯ Ӯ ӯ ӯ

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cyrillic: Range: 0400–04FF" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. 2010. p. 43. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ Головко, Е. В. (1994). Словарь алеутско-русский и русско-алеутский (беринговский диалект) [Aleut-Russian and Russian-Aleut Dictionary (Bering dialect)]. p. 14. ISBN 5-09-002312-3.
  3. ^ Кушницькый, Мигаль (May 1, 2020). "Carpatho-Rusyn phonetics. Ep#2 - і, ї, ӯ | Карпаторусинська фонетика. Другый епізод". YouTube.
  4. ^ "ruegrammatica". rueportal.eu.