Yi (Ї ї; italics: Ї ї) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It represents the iotated vowel sound /ji/, like the pronunciation of ⟨yi⟩ in "playing", and is used in the Rusyn and Ukrainian alphabets.
In various romanization systems, ї is represented by Latin ï, ji, yi or i, the most common being yi.
The letter was introduced as part of the Zhelekhivka orthography, in Yevhen Zhelekhivsky's Ukrainian–German dictionary (2 volumes, 1885–6).
Related letters and other similar characters
- The dictionary definition of Ї at Wiktionary
- The dictionary definition of ї at Wiktionary
- Ager, Simon. "Ruthenian (Rusyn/Русин)". Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages. Retrieved 11 Apr 2012.
- Ager, Simon. "Ukrainian (Українська)". Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages. Retrieved 11 Apr 2012.