En (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter En
Cyrillic letter En - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value: 50
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д
Ђ Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є
Ж З Ѕ И Ѝ І
Ї Й Ј К Л Љ
М Н Њ О П Р
С Т Ћ Ќ У Ў
Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю
Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ
Ҕ Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ
Ӗ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ
Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ
Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ
Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ Ԉ
Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ Ԋ Ӧ Ө Ӫ Ҩ
Ԥ Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ
Ҭ Ԏ Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ Ү
Ұ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ Һ Ԧ
Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ Ҹ
Ҽ Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ Ԙ
Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ ОУ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ
Ѭ Ѯ Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

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 "nice".

History[edit]

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[edit]

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,[citation needed] 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[edit]

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[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

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[edit]

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