Ī U+012A, Ī
Composition:I [U+0049] + ◌̄ [U+0304]
Latin Extended-A ī

Latvian edit

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Etymology edit

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.

Pronunciation edit

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Letter edit


Ī (upper case, lower case ī)

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

Usage notes edit

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

See also edit