Lje

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Cyrillic letter Lje
Cyrillic letter Lje - uppercase and lowercase.svg
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
Ԫ Ԭ Ӗ Ӂ Җ Ӝ
Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ
Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ
Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԯ Ԓ Ԡ Ԉ
Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ԩ 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 Ѽ Ѿ
Ѣ Ѥ Ѧ
Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

Lje (Љ љ; italics: Љ љ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Lje represents a palatal lateral /ʎ/, a sound similar (but not equal) to the palatalized alveolar lateral which is represented by the digraph ЛЬ and pronounced /lʲ/ like the ll in "million".

Lje was invented by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. It is a ligature of Л and Ь.

Lje is used in Montenegrin and Serbian, where it corresponds to the Latin digraph Lj, as well as in Macedonian and Itelmen.

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Љ љ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER LJE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER LJE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1033 U+0409 1113 U+0459
UTF-8 208 137 D0 89 209 153 D1 99
Numeric character reference Љ Љ љ љ
Code page 855 145 91 144 90
Windows-1251 138 8A 154 9A
ISO-8859-5 169 A9 249 F9
Macintosh Cyrillic 188 BC 189 BD

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Љ at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of љ at Wiktionary
  • Audio samples of the letter Lje