Lje (Љ љ; italics: Љ љ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
Lje represents a palatal lateral /ʎ/, a sound similar (but not equal) to the palatalized alveolar lateral which is represented by the digraph ЛЬ and pronounced /lʲ/ like the ⟨ll⟩ in "million".
Lje was invented by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. It is a ligature of Л and Ь.
Lje is used in Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian, where it corresponds to the Latin digraph ǈ, as well as in Macedonian and Itelmen.
Related letters and other similar characters
- The dictionary definition of Љ at Wiktionary
- The dictionary definition of љ at Wiktionary
- Audio samples of the letter Lje