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ç U+00E7, ç
LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA
Composition: c [U+0063] + ◌̧ [U+0327]
æ
[U+00E6]
Latin-1 Supplement è
[U+00E8]

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TranslingualEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

 
Evolution of Visigothic zet to modern ç.

From the Visigothic form of the letter z, which resembled a C with a subscript z.

PronunciationEdit

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ç (upper case Ç)

  1. The letter c with a cedilla.

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SymbolEdit

ç

  1. (IPA) voiceless palatal fricative

AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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ç (uppercase Ç)

  1. The fourth letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AzeriEdit

PronunciationEdit

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ç lower case (upper case Ç)

  1. The fourth letter of the Azeri alphabet, called çe and written in the Latin script.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /se trəŋˈkaðə/

LetterEdit

ç (lower case, upper case Ç)

  1. The ce trencada, the letter c with a cedilla, used to represent /s/ before a, o or u. It is not considered a separate letter.

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FrenchEdit

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ç (lower case, upper case Ç)

  1. "c cédille", the letter c with a cedilla

Usage notesEdit

Ç is not considered a distinct letter, but a variant of C. It is used where a ⟨c⟩ pronounced /s/ occurs before ⟨a⟩, ⟨o⟩ or ⟨u⟩ (due to etymology or inflection). Examples: (inflection) commencer (to begin, infinitive), commençons (we begin, first-person plural indicative present).


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

C + Old Portuguese (Visigothic z).

PronunciationEdit

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ç (lower case, upper case Ç)

  1. "c cedilha" (the letter c with a cedilla)

Usage notesEdit

Ç is not considered a distinct letter, but a variant of C. It is used where a <c> pronounced /s/ occurs before <a>, <o> or <u> (due to etymology or inflexion). Examples: (inflexion) caçar (infinitive), cace (imperative). (Etymology) maça from Latin mattia, massa from Latin massa (both /ˈmasa/). Never occurs word-initially.


RohingyaEdit

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ç (upper case Ç)

  1. The fourth letter of the Rohingya alphabet, called çii and written in the Latin script.

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SpanishEdit

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ç (lower case, upper case Ç)

  1. (obsolete) c with cedilla.

Usage notesEdit

  • Now replaced by the letter z.

TurkishEdit

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ç (lower case, upper case Ç)

  1. The fourth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called çe and written in the Latin script.

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TurkmenEdit

PronunciationEdit

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ç (upper case Ç)

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

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