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Ṡ ṡ ẛ
Ṡ ṡ ẛ

(lowercase ṡẛ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed by S with the addition of a dot above.

Irish orthography, the dot was used only for ẛ ṡ, while the following h was used for ch ph th; lenition of other letters was not indicated. Later the two systems spread to the entire set of lenitable consonants and competed with each other. Eventually the standard practice was to use the dot when writing in Gaelic script and the following h when writing in antiqua. Thus ċ and ch represent the same phonetic element in Modern Irish.

Usage in various languages[edit]

Emilian-Romagnol[edit]

Ṡ is used in Emilian-Romagnol to represent [z], e.g. faṡû [faˈzuː] "beans".

Character
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH DOT ABOVE LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH DOT ABOVE LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S WITH DOT ABOVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 7776 U+1E60 7777 U+1E61 7835 U+1E9B
UTF-8 225 185 160 E1 B9 A0 225 185 161 E1 B9 A1 225 186 155 E1 BA 9B
Numeric character reference Ṡ Ṡ ṡ ṡ ẛ ẛ

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