Î (capital, lowercase î)
- The twelfth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /ɨ/. Preceded by I and followed by J.
Î is used at the beginnings and ends of words, while Â (which has the same pronunciation) is used only within words. (As such, in its capital form, the letter Â is only seen within words that are completely capitalized, e.g. ROMÂNIA). Î is still used when forming negative past participles and gerunds (e.g. neînţeles, not neânţeles, although the latter can be found in some sources)