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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.
In English, 〈t〉 often denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive (International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA: /t/), as in "tart", "tee", or "ties", often with aspiration at the beginnings of words or before stressed vowels.
In the International Phonetic Alphabet [t] denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive. In the orthographies of other languages, 〈t〉 is often used for /t/, the voiceless dental plosive /t̪/ or similar sounds.
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T||LATIN SMALL LETTER T|
|Numeric character reference||T||T||t||t|