Talk:El (Cyrillic)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Writing systems (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article falls within the scope of WikiProject Writing systems, a WikiProject interested in improving the encyclopaedic coverage and content of articles relating to writing systems on Wikipedia. If you would like to help out, you are welcome to drop by the project page and/or leave a query at the project’s talk page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Russia / Language & literature (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Russia, a WikiProject dedicated to coverage of Russia on Wikipedia.
To participate: Feel free to edit the article attached to this page, join up at the project page, or contribute to the project discussion.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the language and literature of Russia task force.
 

font to show alternate form[edit]

My Garamond font does not contain Cyrillic letters, and so the "alternate form" looked the same as the regular form. I added 'Gill Sans' to the font-family list. Other fonts may need to be added as others find that the "alternate form" displays the same as the regular form. —Coroboy (talk) 06:25, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Pronounciation of letters in Cyrillic[edit]

In predominantly Slavic countries, that use Cyrillic alphabet, right pronounciation goes A-Be-Ve-Ge-De... (А,Б,В,Г,Д...) and not A-Bee-Cee-Dee... (A,B,V,G,D...) like in Latin alphabet. In this case, letter "Л" is pronounced "Le" and not "El". This should be corrected/applied to all letters. It sounds like it's written. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.226.240.62 (talk) 23:11, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

In Russian, the names of many of the letters are pronounced in the pattern Be-Ve-Ge-De, but not all. See, for example:
Can you provide references to published sources for other names of the letter ‹Л›? —Coroboy (talk) 11:30, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

"An alternate form of the letter El more closely resembles the Greek letter Lambda"[edit]

However, that applies only to upper-case, right? (I don't think the Cyrillic ever resembles Greek lower-case λ...) AnonMoos (talk) 17:07, 22 May 2012 (UTC)