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ā U+0101, ā
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON
Composition: a [U+0061] + ◌̄ [U+0304]
Ā
[U+0100]
Latin Extended-A Ă
[U+0102]

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TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The letter a with a macron.

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EnglishEdit

AbbreviationEdit

ā

  1. (medicine) ante

HawaiianEdit

NounEdit

ā

  1. jaw

See alsoEdit

  • paha as a conjunction

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ā

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ああ

LatvianEdit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

 
Ā

ā (lower case, upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Latvian alphabet, called garais ā and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

Despite being an independent letter with its own position in the Latvian alphabet, Ā/ā, like all long vowels with macrons, is treated as a simple A/a in alphabetized lists (e.g., in dictionaries).

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LivonianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ā (upper case Ā)

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

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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

RomanizationEdit

ā (Zhuyin )

  1. Pinyin transcription of R
  2. Pinyin transcription of u
  3. Pinyin transcription of s
  4. Pinyin transcription of s
  5. Pinyin transcription of e
  6. Pinyin transcription of l

MaoriEdit

LetterEdit

ā (upper case Ā)

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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ā (jaw; cheekbone).

NounEdit

ā

  1. collarbone

Etymology 2Edit

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ʻā (to drive, to urge (such as cattle)).

VerbEdit

ā

  1. to drive something, such as cattle or other livestock
  2. to urge or compel something to move

Etymology 3Edit

Shift from ae (yes).

InterjectionEdit

ā

  1. yeah, yes

NgamEdit

VerbEdit

ā

  1. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense
    Lòtī tā̰á̰ m-ā m-āw
    Tomorrow, I will leave

ReferencesEdit

Keegan, John (2014). The Eastern Sara Languages. Ceunca, Spain: Morkeg Books. p. 223.


RarotonganEdit

SamoanEdit

PronounEdit

ā

  1. (interrogative) what
    ʻO le ā le mea lea?
    What is this thing?