Not to be confused with
Kha or Ha (Х х; italics: ) is a letter of the Х х Cyrillic script. It looks the same as the Latin letter X (X x ), in both uppercase and lowercase, both roman and italic forms, and was derived from the X x Greek letter Chi, which also bears a resemblance to both the Latin X and Kha.
It commonly represents the
voiceless velar fricative /x/, like the Scottish pronunciation of ⟨ch ⟩ in "lo ch".
Kha is usually romanized as
⟨kh ⟩ when romanizing East Slavic languages and romanized as ⟨h ⟩ when romanizing South Slavic languages.
History [ edit ]
The Cyrillic letter Kha was derived from the
Greek letter Chi (Χ χ).
The name of Kha in the
Early Cyrillic alphabet was хѣръ ( xěrŭ).
Cyrillic numeral system, Kha had a value of 600.
Russian [ edit ]
Kha is the twenty-third (if
Yo is included) letter of the Russian alphabet. It represents the consonant /x/ unless it is before a palatalizing vowel when it represents /xʲ/.
Belarusian [ edit ]
Kha is also an alternative transliteration of the letter خ
Ḫāʼ in the Arabic alphabet. This was used in Belarusian Arabic script, corresponding to the above Cyrillic letter.
Related letters and other similar characters [ edit ]
Computing codes [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
The dictionary definition of Х at Wiktionary
The dictionary definition of х at Wiktionary