A (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter A
Cyrillic letter A - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value:1
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐД
ЂЃЕЀЁЄ
ЖЗЅИЍІ
ЇЙЈКЛЉ
МНЊОПР
СТЋЌУЎ
ФХЦЧЏШ
ЩЪЫЬЭЮ
Я
Non-Slavic letters
ӐӒӘӚӔҒ
ҔӺӶԀԂ
ӖӁҖӜԄҘ
ӞԐӠԆӢҊ
ӤҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞԚӅԒԠԈ
ԔӍӉҢӇҤ
ԢԊӦӨӪҨ
ԤҦҎԖҪԌ
ҬԎӮӰӲҮ
ҰҲӼӾҺԦ
ҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾӸҌӬԘ
ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУѠѾѢ
ѤѦѪѨ
ѬѮѰѲѴѶ
 
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Cyrillic letter A
Cyrillic letter A - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value:1
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐД
ЂЃЕЀЁЄ
ЖЗЅИЍІ
ЇЙЈКЛЉ
МНЊОПР
СТЋЌУЎ
ФХЦЧЏШ
ЩЪЫЬЭЮ
Я
Non-Slavic letters
ӐӒӘӚӔҒ
ҔӺӶԀԂ
ӖӁҖӜԄҘ
ӞԐӠԆӢҊ
ӤҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞԚӅԒԠԈ
ԔӍӉҢӇҤ
ԢԊӦӨӪҨ
ԤҦҎԖҪԌ
ҬԎӮӰӲҮ
ҰҲӼӾҺԦ
ҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾӸҌӬԘ
ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУѠѾѢ
ѤѦѪѨ
ѬѮѰѲѴѶ

A (А а; italics: А а) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents an open central unrounded vowel /a/, like the pronunciation of a in "father".

The Cyrillic letter А is romanized using the Latin letter A.

Letter А in ABC by Elisabeth Bohm


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Pronunciation of name of Cyrillic 'A'

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History[edit]

The Cyrillic letter А was derived directly from the Greek letter Alpha (Α α).

In the Early Cyrillic alphabet its name was азъ (azǔ), meaning "I".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, the Cyrillic letter А had a value of 1.

Form[edit]

Through history the Cyrillic letter A has had various shapes, but today is standardised on one that looks exactly like the Latin letter A, including the italic forms.

Usage[edit]

In most languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet – such as Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian – the Cyrillic letter А represents the open central unrounded vowel /a/.

In Ingush and Chechen the Cyrillic letter А represents both the open back unrounded vowel /ɑ/ and the mid-central vowel /ə/.

Computing codes[edit]

CharacterАа
Unicode nameCYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ACYRILLIC SMALL LETTER A
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode1040U+04101072U+0430
UTF-8208 144D0 90208 176D0 B0
Numeric character referenceААаа
KOI8-R and KOI8-U225E1193C1
CP 855161A1160A0
Windows-1251192C0224E0
ISO-8859-5176B0208D0
Mac Cyrillic12880224E0

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