See also: Օ, o, and O

օ U+0585, օ
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER OH
ք
[U+0584]
Armenian ֆ
[U+0586]

Armenian edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ο (o). Introduced at the end of the 11th century to replace the diphthong աւ (aw), which by then was pronounced as [ɔ], e.g. աւգոստոս (awgostos) became օգոստոս (ōgostos).

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

օ

օ lowercase (uppercase Օ)

  1. The 38th letter of Armenian alphabet. Represents open-mid back rounded vowel: [ɔ]. Transliterated as ō (Hübschmann-Meillet-Benveniste) or ò (ISO 9985).

Usage notes edit

  • The letter ո (o) too is pronounced as [ɔ], except word-initially.
  • Because this letter is a late addition, it has no numerical value.
  • In Traditional Armenian orthography this is the 37th letter.

See also edit