N with descender

N with descender (Ꞑ, ᶇ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, used in several Uniform Turkic Alphabet orthographies in 1930s (for instance, Tatar Jaᶇalif), as well as in the 1990s orthographies invented in attempts to restore the Latin alphabet for the Tatar language and the Chechen language.

In the majority of languages this letter represented a velar nasal (as in English singing).

Also, N with descender was used in 1932—1936 Latin orthography for the Komi language. It represented a palatal nasal [ɲ].

U%2BA790 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH DESCENDER U%2BA791 LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH DESCENDER

History

The letter appeared in late 1920s in the Uniform Turkic Alphabet, however it was borrowed by some other non-Turkic peoples of the Soviet Union during the Latinisation campaign. In the 1990s the letter was used in Chechen Latin alphabet, in 2000s it was used in the Tatar Latin alphabet,[1][2] both of them however are not in wide use now. In the Chechen alphabet the majuscule looked similar to minuscule, but has a larger size.[3]

Unicode

In Unicode, the letter is in the Latin Extended-D block encoded at U+A790 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH DESCENDER (HTML Ꞑ) and U+A791 LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH DESCENDER (HTML ꞑ).

See also

Similar Latin letters:

Similar Cyrillic letters:

References

  1. ^ http://1997-2011.tatarstan.ru/append200_a.html
  2. ^ http://www.tatar.ru/?DNSID=66f05395cc4c604dd7e0df536fd03f3f&node_id=1312
  3. ^ Lepiev A.S., Lepiev İ.A., Türkçe-Çeçençe sözlük, Turkoyꞑ-noxçiyꞑ doşam, Ankara, 2003

External links

  • Quivira font. Currently one of the few that render the letter correctly.

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