En (Cyrillic)

En (Н н; italics: Н н) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the alveolar nasal consonant /n/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "neat".

Cyrillic letter En
Cyrillic letter En - uppercase and lowercase
Numeric value: 50
Phonetic usage: [n]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

History

The Cyrillic letter En was derived from the Greek letter Nu (Ν ν).

The name of En in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was нашь (našĭ), meaning "ours".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, En had a value of 50.

Form

The capital Cyrillic letter En looks very similar to the capital Latin letter H but, as with most Cyrillic letters, the lowercase form is simply a smaller version of the uppercase.

By exception, the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet used N and ɴ, instead of Н and н.

Coincidentally, the Cyrillic letter I ⟨И⟩, which looks like a reversed Latin ⟨N⟩, was derived from the Greek letter Eta ⟨Η⟩ while the Cyrillic letter En ⟨Н⟩ was derived from the Greek letter Nu ⟨Ν⟩ which looks like a reversed Cyrillic ⟨И⟩.

Usage

As used in the alphabets of various languages, En represents the following sounds:

  • alveolar nasal consonant /n/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "nice"
  • dental nasal consonant /n̪/, as above but with the tip of the tongue on the teeth
  • palatalized alveolar nasal consonant /nʲ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "onion"
  • palatalized dental nasal consonant /n̪ʲ/, as above but with the tip of the tongue on the teeth
  • palatal nasal consonant /ɲ/

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 15th /n̪/, /n̪ʲ/
Bulgarian 14th /n/, /ɲ/
Macedonian 17th /n/
Russian 15th /n̪/, /n̪ʲ/
Serbian 16th /n/
Ukrainian 18th /n̪/, /nʲ/

Related letters and other similar characters

Computing codes

Character Н н
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EN CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EN
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1053 U+041D 1085 U+043D
UTF-8 208 157 D0 9D 208 189 D0 BD
Numeric character reference Н Н н н
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 238 EE 206 CE
Code page 855 213 D5 212 D4
Code page 866 141 8D 173 AD
Windows-1251 205 CD 237 ED
ISO-8859-5 189 BD 221 DD
Macintosh Cyrillic 141 8D 237 ED

External links

  • The dictionary definition of Н at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of н at Wiktionary

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