ğ U+011F, ğ
LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH BREVE
Composition:g [U+0067] + ◌̆ [U+0306]
Ğ
[U+011E]
Latin Extended-A Ġ
[U+0120]

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ğ (upper case Ğ)

  1. The letter g with a breve.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

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ğ lower case (upper case Ğ)

  1. The tenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, called ğe and written in the Latin script.

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Crimean TatarEdit

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ğ lower case (upper case Ğ)

  1. The ninth letter of the Crimean Tatar alphabet, called ğı and written in the Latin script.

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The breve is used to indicate an elided ‹g›. This origin of the sound is evident in the archaic pronunciation [ɣ] as well as in alternations like çocukçocuğu (vis-à-vis kutup, umutkutubu, umudu). Moreover, in Arabic and Persian borrowings the letter غ() is equivalent to Turkish ‹ğ› word-internally, but to ‹g› word-initially (as ‹ğ› cannot be initial).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ː], [-], [j], [ɰ]
  • Word-finally and before a consonant, it lengthens the preceding vowel. Intervocally, it creates a hiatus, which in turn may be contracted into a long vowel or be seperated with a semivowel (depending on the vowel combination as well as the speaker’s dialect).

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ğ (lower case, upper case Ğ)

  1. The ninth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called yumuşak ge and written in the Latin script.

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