ċ U+010B, ċ
LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH DOT ABOVE
Composition:c [U+0063] + ◌̇ [U+0307]
Ċ
[U+010A]
Latin Extended-A Č
[U+010C]

TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

ċ (upper case Ċ)

  1. The letter c with a dot above.

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

The dot indicates the “softer” of two pronunciations, in this case the affricate /t͡ʃ/ instead of the plosive /k/ (the two possible realisations of c in Italian). Compare ġ and ż.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃ/
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒ/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

LetterEdit

ċ (lower case, upper case Ċ)

  1. The third letter of the Maltese alphabet, after b.

Usage notesEdit

  • In contemporary Maltese, the simple letter c is only used in names and not yet integrated borrowings (chiefly from English, as Italo-Romance words are automatically integrated).

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ċ (lower case, upper case Ċ)

  1. A modified version of c sometimes used in modern texts, representing a /k/ that underwent palatalization.