Turned v

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"Ʌ" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Lambda.

Turned v (majuscule: Λ, minuscule: ʌ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on a turned form of V.

It is used in the orthographies of Ch'ol, Nankina, Northern Tepehuán, Temne and Wounaan, but also some orthographies of Ibibio.[1]

Its lowercase is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent an open-mid back unrounded vowel, the vowel in plus in many dialects of English.

Despite the similarity in appearance, the letter has no connection to the Greek Λ or the Cyrillic Л.

Character encoding[edit]

Character ʌ Ʌ
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED V LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED V
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 652 U+028C 581 U+0245
UTF-8 202 140 CA 8C 201 133 C9 85
Numeric character reference ʌ ʌ Ʌ Ʌ

See also[edit]

Similar symbols:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Urua 2004

Bibliography[edit]

  • Urua, Eno-Abasi ; Moses Ekpenyong and Dafydd Gibbon. 2004. Uyo Ibibio Dictionary. Preprint draft. online copy