Ve (Arabic letter)

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The medial form of the Kurdish Ve used in an Israeli roadsign on the road to Giv'at Shmuel.

Ve (ڤ) is a Kurdish letter, of the Arabic-based Sorani alphabet, derived from the Arabic letter fāʾ () with two additional dots, representing the sound /v/. It is sometimes used in Arabic to write names and loanwords, such as ڤولڤو (Volvo) and ڤيينا viyenna (Vienna).

In Jawi script ڤ, it is the letter for /p/.

The character is mapped in Unicode under position U+06A8.

Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form: ڤ ـڤ ـڤـ ڤـ

The Maghrebi style, used in Northwestern Africa:

Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form: ڥ ـڥ ـڥـ ڥـ

Similar-looking letter[edit]

In Tunisian and less likely in Algerian[citation needed], (ڨ, looks similar to ق but with three dots) is used for /ɡ/, such as in names of places or persons containing a voiced velar stop, as in Gafsa (in Tunisia) or Guelma (in Algeria). If the usage of that letter is not possible for technical restrictions, qāf (ق) is often used instead.

Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form: ڨ ـڨ ـڨـ ڨـ

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