Ú

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from )
Jump to: navigation, search

Ú or ú (U with acute) is a Latin letter used in the Czech, Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, and Slovak writing systems. This letter also appears in Dutch, Irish, Occitan, Pinyin, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Galician, and Vietnamese as a variant of the letter "U".

Usage in various languages[edit]

Czech[edit]

Ú/ú is the 34th letter of the Czech alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound. It can only appear as the first letter of the word, except in compound words, such as "trojúhelník" - triangle, which is composed of two words - "troj" which is derived from tři meaning three and "úhel" which means angle.

Faroese[edit]

Ú/ú is the 24th letter of the Faroese alphabet, and may represent the following sounds:

  • Short [ʏ] in such words as krúss [kɹʏsː] ("mug", "coffee cup")
  • Short [ɪ] before /ɡv/ in such words as kúgv [kɪɡv] ("cow"), but also in brúdleyp [bɹɪdlɛip] ("bridal")
  • Long [ʉu] diphthong in úti [ʉuːtɪ] ("out"), hús [hʉuːs] ("house"), [jʉuː] ("but"),

Hungarian[edit]

Ú/ú is the 36th letter of the Hungarian alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.

Icelandic[edit]

Ú/ú is the 25th letter of the Icelandic alphabet, and represents a /u/ sound.

Pinyin[edit]

In Pinyin (Mandarin Chinese transliterated to Latin), Ú/ú represents a "U" vowel sound of the second (rising) tone.

Slovak[edit]

Ú/ú is the 39th letter of the Slovak alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.

Portuguese[edit]

In Portuguese, the "ú" isn't considered a letter, but the letter "u" with an accent. It is used to denote an "u" syllable with abnormal stress.

Italian[edit]

Ú/ú is used in words like "Menú", "Virtú", and "Gioventú".

Character encoding[edit]

Character Ú ú
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U WITH ACUTE LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 218 U+00DA 250 U+00FA
UTF-8 195 154 C3 9A 195 186 C3 BA
Numeric character reference Ú Ú ú ú
Named character reference Ú ú
EBCDIC family 254 FE 222 DE
ISO 8859-1/2/3/4/9/10/14/15/16 218 DA 250 FA

See also[edit]

External links[edit]