See also: լ, Ւ, Ի, and
ւ U+0582, ւ
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YIWN
ց
[U+0581]
Armenian փ
[U+0583]

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ւ

ւ lowercase (uppercase Ւ)

  1. The 34th letter of Armenian alphabet, called վյուն (vyun) or հյուն (hyun). Transliterated as w.
    Represents:
    voiced labiodental fricative: [v] in Eastern Armenian
    voiced labiodental fricative: [v] in Western Armenian

Usage notesEdit

After the Spelling reform of the Armenian language during the Soviet era (1922—1924) this letter has been replaced by վ (v), surviving only as a component of letters ու (u) and եւ (ew). However, the reform was not accepted by the Armenian diaspora outside the USSR which continues using ւ according to Traditional Armenian orthography.

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