ъ U+044A, ъ
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER HARD SIGN
щ
[U+0449]
Cyrillic ы
[U+044B]
See also: ь, ѣ, Ъ, and Ь

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TranslingualEdit

 
Cyrillic letter ъ
 
Handwritten forms

Alternative formsEdit

  • (italics) Ъ, ъ

EtymologyEdit

Modification of Glagolitic letter yer’ ().

LetterEdit

ъ ‎(lower case, upper case Ъ)

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic script.

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BulgarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ъ ‎(ǎ) ‎(lower case, upper case Ъ)

  1. The letter ер голям(er goljám, big er), the twenty-seventh letter of the Bulgarian alphabet.

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: щ(št)
  • Next letter: ь(j)

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

This letter has no pronunciation of its own. It instead functions as a graphic sign.

LetterEdit

ъ ‎() ‎(lower case, upper case Ъ)

  1. The letter твёрдый знак(tvjórdyj znak, hard sign), the twenty-eighth letter of the Russian alphabet

Usage notesEdit

In Russian, this letter has no sound of its own, but modifies that of the preceding consonant, causing it to be pronounced hard (i.e., unpalatalized). Some writers use ' (apostrophe) instead of ъ, e.g. съезд(sʺjezd) — с'езд, which is considered non-standard. After the 1918 spelling reform when the usage of "ъ" was heavily reduced, some typewriters did not have the letter at all, forcing people to use ' (apostrophe).

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: щ(šč)
  • Next letter: ы(y)
  • Soft sign: ь(ʹ)