See also: ь, ъ, and ѣ

Ь U+042C, Ь
CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SOFT SIGN
Ы
[U+042B]
Cyrillic Э
[U+042D]

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Ь (lower case ь)

 
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  1. (obsolete) A letter of the Unified Northern Alphabet, Yañalif and similar orthographies, used during the short-lived Soviet Latinization campaign of the 1930s.
    Languages with this letter were Altai (Oyrot), Bashkir, Cherkes, Chukchi, Crimean Tatar, Dungan, Kabardin, Kazakh, Kalmuk, Karakalpak, Karachay, Ket, Khakass, Khanty, Koryak, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mansi, Nogai, Oyrot, Permiak, Selkup, Tabasaran, Tatar and Turkmen.

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Where Ь ь were used in Latin script, small-capital ʙ was used as the lower-case form of B.

In most languages, it was pronounced /ɨ/ or /ɯ/, corresponding to Anatolian Turkish İ. The exception was Kalmuk, where it had its Cyrillic sound value of palatalization.

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Ь (ʹ) (lower case ь)

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Bashkir alphabet

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Pronunciation edit

  • In the digraph ЬО: IPA(key): [jɔ]

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Ь (ʹ) (upper case, lower case ь)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Bulgarian alphabet, called ер малък (er malǎk), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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  • This letter is only ever used following a consonant as the digraph ьо (e.g. in шофьор (šofjor)) to denote palatalization. (If a word were in all-caps then the upper case version would be used.)

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Alternative scripts
Arabic n/a
Cyrillic Ь
Latin n/a
Yañalif Ь

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Ь () (upper case, lower case ь)

  1. The thirth-ninth letter of the Kazakh Cyrillic alphabet

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Ь (ʹ) (upper case, lower case ь) (italics: Ь, ь)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Mongolian alphabet, called зөөлний тэмдэг (zöölnii temdeg), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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Ь (ʹ) (upper case, lower case ь)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. It is preceded by the letter Ы (Y) and is followed by the letter Э (E).

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  • Only used when writing in allcaps.

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(Cyrillic-script letters) бу́ква; А а, Б б, В в, Г г, Д д, Е е, Ё ё, Ж ж, З з, И и, Й й, К к, Л л, М м, Н н, О о, П п, Р р, С с, Т т, У у, Ф ф, Х х, Ц ц, Ч ч, Ш ш, Щ щ, Ъ ъ, Ы ы, Ь ь, Э э, Ю ю, Я я

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  • IPA(key): [ʲ]
  • (file)

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Ь (ʹ) (upper case, lower case ь)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Ukrainian alphabet, called м'який знак (mʺjakyj znak), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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