Yech (letter)

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Yech
Ե ե
Shghagir variant of Yech
Usage
Writing systemArmenian script
TypeAlphabetic
Language of originArmenian language
Phonetic usage[ɛ]
[jɛ] (initially)
Unicode valueU+0535, U+0565
Alphabetical position5
Numerical value: 5
History
Development
Yerkatagir
  • Grchagir
    • Bolorgir
      • Notrgir
        • Ե ե
Time period405 to present
Other
Associated numbers5

Yech (majuscule: Ե; minuscule: ե; Armenian: եչ) is the fifth letter of the Armenian alphabet. It is created by Mesrop Mashtots in the 5th century AD. It has a numerical value of 5.[1] Word-initially, it represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel ([ɛ]), but it occurs word-initially, it was pronounced as [jɛ].

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  • Ե on Wiktionary
  • ե on Wiktionary