Er (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter Er
Cyrillic letter Er - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[r]
Name:рьци
Numeric value:100
Derived from:Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ)
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВГ
ҐДЂЃЕЕ́ЀЕ̄
ЁЄЖЗЗ́ЅИІ
ЇИ́ЍӢЙЈКЛ
ЉМНЊОО́О̀Ō
ПРСС́ТЋЌУ
У́ӮЎФХЦЧЏ
ШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃
ӚВ̌ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺ
Ғ̌ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̃Ё̄Є̈
ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠИ̃ҊӤҚӃ
ҠҞҜК̣ԚӅԮԒ
ӍӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆Ӫ
ҨԤР̌ҎҪС̣С̱Т̌
Т̣ҬУ̃ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́
ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾ
ҺҺ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄
Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУ
ѠѼѾѢ
ѤѦѪ
ѨѬѮѰѲѴѶ
Ԙ
ԀԔԖԠ
ԢҦ
ԂԄԈԊԌԎ
ԆԞԪԬ
Г̧Г̄

Er (Р р; italics: Р р) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the alveolar trill /r/, like the "rolled" sound in the Scottish pronunciation of ⟨r⟩ in "curd".

History[edit]

The Cyrillic letter er was derived from the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ).

The name of er in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was рьци (rĭci), meaning "speak".[1]

In the Cyrillic numeral system, er had a value of 100.

Form[edit]

The Cyrillic letter Er (Р р) looks similar to the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ), and the same as the Latin letter P (П in Cyrillic).

Usage[edit]

As used in the alphabets of various languages, р represents the following sounds:

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 18th /r/
Bulgarian 17th /r/, /rʲ/
Macedonian 21st /r/
Russian 18th /r/, /rʲ/
Serbian 20th /r/
Ukrainian 21st /r/, /rʲ/

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character information
Preview Р р
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ER CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ER
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1056 U+0420 1088 U+0440
UTF-8 208 160 D0 A0 209 128 D1 80
Numeric character reference Р Р р р
Named character reference Р р
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 242 F2 210 D2
Code page 855 226 E2 225 E1
Code page 866 144 90 224 E0
Windows-1251 208 D0 240 F0
ISO-8859-5 192 C0 224 E0
Macintosh Cyrillic 144 90 240 F0

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Р at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of р at Wiktionary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corbett, Professor Greville; Comrie, Professor Bernard (September 2003). The Slavonic Languages. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-86137-6.