Lje (Љ љ; italics: ) is a letter of the Љ љ Cyrillic script.
Lje represents a
palatal lateral /ʎ/, a sound similar (but not identical) to the palatalized alveolar lateral, which is in some languages represented by the digraph ⟨ль⟩ and pronounced /lʲ/ like the ⟨ll⟩ in "mi llion".
Lje is a
ligature of ⟨ л⟩ and ⟨ ь⟩. It was invented by  Vuk Stefanović Karadžić for use in his 1818 dictionary, replacing the earlier digraph ⟨ль⟩. It corresponds to the  digraph ⟨ ǈ⟩ in Gaj's Latin alphabet for Serbo-Croatian. 
It is today used in
Macedonian, variants of Serbo-Croatian when written in Cyrillic ( Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian), and Itelmen.
Related letters and other similar characters [ edit ]
Computing codes [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Maretić, Tomislav. Gramatika i stilistika hrvatskoga ili srpskoga književnog jezika. 1899.
External links [ edit ]
The dictionary definition of Љ at Wiktionary
The dictionary definition of љ at Wiktionary
Audio samples of the letter Lje