Ge (Cyrillic)

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Template:Cyrillic alphabet navbox Ge or He (Г, г) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet, pronounced differently in different languages.

It arose directly from the Greek letter gamma and looks exactly like it; that is, capital Ge looks like capital gamma, while small Ge looks like capital gamma, but is smaller.

In standard Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian language Ge is voiced velar plosive, i.e., it is pronounced like the G in "go".

In Ukrainian and Belarusian language it is called "He", and pronounced, not as a voiced velar plosive, but as a voiced glottal fricative (hear)—a voiced counterpart of the English H, while the voiced velar plosive is the voiced counterpart of K.

In Ukrainian voiced velar plosive is rarely present, and when present it is to be written with ghe ( Ґ ). In Belarusian language it was supposedly more frequent (to render words borrowed from Polish and Russian), but during the 20th century the distinction in usage blurred significantly, and reintroduction of ghe into the Belarusian alphabet is only a proposal by some linguists, not supported officially.

Code positions

Character encodingCaseDecimalHexadecimalOctalBinary
UnicodeCapital104304130020230000010000010011
Small 107504330020630000010000110011
ISO 8859-5Capital179b32630010110011
Small 211d33230011010011
KOI 8Capital231e73470011100111
Small 199c73070011000111
Windows 1251Capital195c33030011000011
Small 227e33430011100011

Its HTML entities are: Г or Г for capital and г or г for small letter.

See also

gl:Ge (Cirlico) ja:Г nn:Г sr:Г (ћириличко) fi:Г zh:Г

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