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â U+00E2, â
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX
Composition:a [U+0061] + ◌̂ [U+0302]
á
[U+00E1]
Latin-1 Supplement ã
[U+00E3]

Contents

TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

â (upper case Â)

  1. The letter a with a circumflex.

See alsoEdit


AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

â

  1. (Gheg) is (third-person singular present indicative of jam)

FrenchEdit

LetterEdit

â (lower case, upper case Â)

  1. A with circumflex, a letter used in French spelling, originally representing the sound /ɑ/.

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian alla.

ContractionEdit

â (used with feminine singular nouns)

  1. Contraction of a 'a.

Related termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

The letter a with a circumflex.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɐ/, [ɐ], [ɜ], [ə]
  • (preceding coda ‘n’ or ‘m’) IPA(key): /ɐ̃/, [ɐ̃], [ɜ̃], [ə̃]
  • Always stressed.

LetterEdit

â

  1. A letter "a" which is stressed and close.
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 9:
      [...] a poucos metros de distância [...]
      [...] from few meters of distance [...]

ContractionEdit

â

  1. Obsolete spelling of à

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

â (capital, lowercase Â)

  1. The third letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /ɨ/. Preceded by ă and followed by b.

Usage notesEdit


SicilianEdit

ArticleEdit

â f sg (plural î)

  1. (definite article, spoken only) the, colloquial form of la

See alsoEdit

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

â (upper case Â)

  1. The second letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See alsoEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /əː˧˥/

LetterEdit

â (upper case Â)

  1. The third letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

See alsoEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

The circumflex is used to distinguish the word from "a" rather than indicate vowel length.

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ag (used before vowels)

PrepositionEdit

â

  1. with, by means of
Usage notesEdit

 traditionally triggers the aspirate mutation, but in speech this may be absent. Before vowels, ag is used instead, except in some colloquial versions of the language where it remains "â".

See alsoEdit

ConjunctionEdit

â

  1. as
    mor hen â phechod ei hunas old as sin itself
Usage notesEdit

 traditionally triggers the aspirate mutation, but in speech this may be absent. Before vowels, ag is used instead.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

â

  1. (literary) third-person singular present indicative / future of mynd
SynonymsEdit

XavanteEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • keu (Martius' spelling; obsolete)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

â

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fernando Orphão de Carvalho, Gean Nunes Damulakis, The Structure of Akroá and Xakriabá and their relation to Xavante and Xerente: A contribution to the historical linguistics of the Jê languages (2015), citing for the older forms Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens (1867; citing Pohl) and Ehrenreich (1895)