En (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter En
Cyrillic letter En - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[n]
Numeric value:50
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍЙІЇ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̄Е̃Ё̄
Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌
З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢИ̃
ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО́О̀
О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄
Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌Ҏ
ҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆
Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈
Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԘԪԬГ̧Г̄

En (Н н; italics: Н н) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the alveolar nasal consonant /n/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "neat".

History[edit]

The Cyrillic letter En was derived from the Greek letter Nu (Ν ν).

The name of En in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was нашь (našĭ), meaning "ours".

Form[edit]

The capital Cyrillic letter En looks exactly the same as the capital Latin letter H but, as with most Cyrillic letters, the lowercase form is simply a smaller version of the uppercase. Rather than from the Greek letter Eta, from which Latin H originated, the Cyrillic letter En ⟨Н⟩ was derived from the Greek letter Nu. By exception, the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet used N and ɴ,[citation needed] instead of Н and н. The confusion between the two characters forms part of the plot of the Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express.

Usage[edit]

As used in the alphabets of various languages, En represents the following sounds:

  • alveolar nasal consonant /n/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "nice"
  • dental nasal consonant /n̪/, as above but with the tip of the tongue on the teeth
  • palatalized alveolar nasal consonant /nʲ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "onion"
  • palatalized dental nasal consonant /n̪ʲ/, as above but with the tip of the tongue on the teeth
  • palatal nasal consonant /ɲ/

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 15th /n̪/, /n̪ʲ/
Bulgarian 14th /n/, /ɲ/
Macedonian 17th /n/
Russian 15th /n̪/, /n̪ʲ/
Serbian 16th /n/
Ukrainian 18th /n̪/, /nʲ/

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character information
Preview Н н
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EF CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EN
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1053 U+041D 1085 U+043D
UTF-8 208 157 D0 9D 208 189 D0 BD
Numeric character reference Н Н н н
Named character reference Н н
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 238 EE 206 CE
Code page 855 213 D5 212 D4
Code page 866 141 8D 173 AD
Windows-1251 205 CD 237 ED
ISO-8859-5 189 BD 221 DD
Macintosh Cyrillic 141 8D 237 ED

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Н at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of н at Wiktionary