T

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T
ISO basic Latin alphabet
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HhIiJjKkLlMmNn
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T
ISO basic Latin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGg
HhIiJjKkLlMmNn
OoPpQqRrSsTtUu
VvWwXxYyZz
Cursive.svg
Circle sheer blue 29.gif
Circle sheer blue 31.gif
Cursive script 't' and capital 'T'

T (named tee /ˈt/[1]) is the 20th letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used consonant and the second most common letter in the English language.[2]

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History[edit]

Phoenician
Taw
Etruscan
T
Greek
Tau
Proto-semiticT-01.svgEtruscanT-01.svgTau uc lc.svg

Taw was the last letter of the Western Semitic and Hebrew alphabets. The sound value of Semitic Taw, Greek alphabet Tαυ (Tau), Old Italic and Latin T has remained fairly constant, representing [t] in each of these; and it has also kept its original basic shape in all of these alphabets.

Usage[edit]

In English, ⟨t⟩ often denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive (International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA: /t/), as in "tea", "tee", or "ties", often with aspiration at the beginnings of words or before stressed vowels.

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

CharacterTt
Unicode nameLATIN CAPITAL LETTER T    LATIN SMALL LETTER T
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode84U+0054116U+0074
UTF-8845411674
Numeric character referenceTTtt
EBCDIC family227E3163A3
ASCII 1845411674
1 Also for encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Other representations[edit]

NATO phoneticMorse code
Tango
ICS Tango.svgSemaphore Tango.svg⠞
Signal flagFlag semaphoreBraille

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "tee", op. cit.
  2. ^ Lewand, Robert. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

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Letter T with diacritics
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