Ye (Cyrillic)

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For the Ukrainian alphabet letter Ye (Є є), see Ukrainian Ye.
Cyrillic letter Ye
Cyrillic letter Ye - 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 Ӗ Ӂ
Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ
Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ
Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң 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 Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

Ye (Е е; italics: Е е) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In some languages this letter is called E.

It commonly represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of e in "yes".

Ye is romanized using the Latin letter E.[1]

It was derived from the Greek letter Epsilon (Ε ε).

Usage[edit]

Russian and Belarusian[edit]

  • At the beginning of a word or after a vowel, Ye represents the combination /je/ or /jɛ/, like the pronunciation of ye in "yes".
  • Following a consonant, Ye indicates that the consonant is palatalized, and represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of e in "yes".

For further information see Russian phonology.

Ukrainian uses the letter Ukrainian Ye (Є є) in this way.

Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Ukrainian[edit]

This letter is called E, and represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of e in the word "set".

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Е е
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER IE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1045 U+0415 1077 U+0435
UTF-8 208 149 D0 95 208 181 D0 B5
Numeric character reference Е Е е е
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 229 E5 197 C5
Code page 855 169 A9 168 A8
Windows-1251 197 C5 229 E5
ISO-8859-5 181 B5 213 D5
Macintosh Cyrillic 133 85 229 E5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ye" is sometimes also transliterated as ie.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Е at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of е at Wiktionary