Character ւ
Unicode name ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YIWN
Code point U+0582
Entity number ւ
Unicode block Armenian
ց [U+0581] [U+0583] փ
See also: լ and

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LetterEdit

ւ

ւ lowercase (uppercase Ւ)

  1. The 34th letter of Armenian alphabet, called ւիւն ‎(wiwn), վիւն ‎(viwn) or հիւն ‎(hiwn). Transliterated as w.
    Represents:
    voiced labiodental fricative: [v] in Eastern Armenian
    voiced labiodental fricative: [v] in Western Armenian
  2. The numeral 7000 in Armenian numbering.

Usage notesEdit

After the Spelling reform of the Armenian language during Soviet era (1922-1924) this letter has been replaced by վ ‎(v), surviving only as a component of letters ու ‎(u) and եւ ‎(ew).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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