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b U+0062, b
LATIN SMALL LETTER B
a
[U+0061]
Basic Latin c
[U+0063]
U+FF42, b
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER B

[U+FF41]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF43]
 
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EtymologyEdit

  Modification of capital letter B by dropping its upper loop, from the Greek letter Β (B, Beta).

PronunciationEdit

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    A voiced bilabial stop is made with the lips alone, by a complete closure cutting off all exit of breath from the mouth, but with accompanying sonant vibrations of the vocal chords, the current of air necessary to produce this being driven from the lungs into the closed cavity of the mouth.[1] The corresponding voiceless stop is p.

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b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

SymbolEdit

b

  1. (IPA) A voiced bilabial plosive, a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages.
  2. (physics) A bottom quark.

Usage notesEdit

The letter b is used in several romanization systems to represent the bilabial plosive or stop, usually voiced (/b/), including Cyrillic б (b, be), Zhuyin fuhao , and Korean jamo (b, bieup).

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Other representations of B:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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b (lower case, upper case B, plural b's)

  1. The second letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
Usage notesEdit

In Modern English, the letter b is sometimes silent, as when final after m, in climb, lamb, limb, tomb, thumb, and in a few other cases, such as debt and doubt. In most of these cases b is a modern graphic insertion, and was never pronounced (in the English forms); see limb, thumb, debt, and doubt.[1]

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The ordinal number second, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

b (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of b. (born)

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b

  1. (astronomy) latitude in the galactic coordinate system
  2. (physics) barn
  3. (computing) bit
  4. (cricket) bye
  5. (size) big
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See alsoEdit
  • (astronomy): (galactic longitude)
  • (computing): B (byte)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

AfarEdit

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b

  1. The second letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

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b lower case (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CatalanEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DutchEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsperantoEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called bo and written in the Latin script.

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FaroeseEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Finnish alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used only in loanwords.

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FulaEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

b

  1. Romanization of 𐌱

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈb]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈbeː]

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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IcelandicEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /b/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /be/

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b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

b m or f (invariable)

  1. See under B

LatvianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

PronunciationEdit

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B

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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LivonianEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The fifth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MalteseEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NorwegianEdit

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b

  1. The second letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

PortugueseEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The fourth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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b (Cyrillic spelling б)

  1. The second letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet (gajica), written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Slovene alphabet, called b or be and written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

b m inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. b
gen. sing. b-ja
singular dual plural
nominative b b-ja b-ji
accusative b b-ja b-je
genitive b-ja b-jev b-jev
dative b-ju b-jema b-jem
locative b-ju b-jih b-jih
instrumental b-jem b-jema b-ji

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SpanishEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Spanish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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TurkishEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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TurkmenEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkmen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓe˧˧], [ʔɓe˧˧ ʔɓɔ˨˩], [ʔɓəː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ ʔɓɔ˦˩], [ʔɓəː˦˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ ʔɓɔ˨˩], [ʔɓəː˨˩]
  • Phonetic: bê, bê bò, bờ

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b (upper case B)

  1. The fourth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , bê bò, or bờ and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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