Cyrillic letter Zhje
Phonetic usage:[tʂ], [tɕ], [dʒ], [dʑ], [ʑ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИІЇЍЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ԀӖЕ̄Е̃
Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞ
З̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢ
И̃ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠ
ҞҜК̣ԚӅԮԒ
ӍӉҢԨӇҤО́
О̀О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄Ө
Ө̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌
ҎҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣Ҭ
У̃ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́Ұ
Х̣Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾ
ҺҺ̈ԦҴҶӴӋ
ҸҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌ
Э̆Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆
Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈Ԝ
Ӏ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄

Zhje or Zhe with descender (Җ җ; italics: Җ җ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter Zhe (Ж ж Ж ж) with an addition of a descender on its right leg.

Zhje is used in the alphabets of the Dungan,[1] Kalmyk,[2] Tatar[3] and Turkmen[4] languages.

Language Position in alphabet Pronunciation[note 1] Romanization[note 2]
Kalmyk 11th /dʒ/ false voiced postalveolar affricate j, dzh
Turkmen 9th /d͡ʒ/ true voiced postalveolar affricate j
Dungan 10th /tʂ/ voiceless retroflex affricate
/tɕ/ voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate
zh, ⱬ
Tatar /dʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal affricate
/ʑ/ voiced alveolo-palatal fricative
c
  1. ^ See the linked article for a description of the pronunciation.
  2. ^ Bold face indicates the equivalent letter in the official Latin alphabet for the language.

Zhje corresponds to the digraphs ⟨дж⟩ or ⟨чж⟩ used in other Cyrillic alphabets, or to the letters Che with descender (Ҷ ҷ), Che with vertical stroke (Ҹ ҹ), Dzhe (Џ џ), Khakassian Che (Ӌ ӌ), Zhe with breve (Ӂ ӂ), or Zhe with diaeresis (Ӝ ӝ).

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Җ җ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ZHE WITH DESCENDER
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
ZHE WITH DESCENDER
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1174 U+0496 1175 U+0497
UTF-8 210 150 D2 96 210 151 D2 97
Numeric character reference Җ Җ җ җ

See also

References

  1. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Dungan (хуэйзў йүян)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  2. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Kalmyk (Хальмг келн)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  3. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Tatar (tatarça / татарча / تاتارچا)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  4. ^ Ager, Simon (ed.). "Turkmen (Türkmen dili / Түркмен дили)". Omniglot: writing systems & languages of the world. Retrieved 2011-04-29.