CH

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of Latin Confoederatio Helvetica (Swiss confederation)

Symbol[edit]

CH

  1. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Switzerland.

English[edit]

Wikipedia

Initialism[edit]

CH

  1. Companion of Honour, a British honour and postnomial abbreviation.
  2. heavy cruiser, a variant of the cruiser type of warship
  3. (Canada) the hockey club, the Montreal Canadiens
  4. (US, army, aviation) the prefix for cargo helicopter designations
  5. (set theory) continuum hypothesis

Cornish[edit]

Letter[edit]

CH (upper case, lower case ch)

  1. Third letter of the Cornish Alphabet

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

CH m pl

  1. (Canada) the hockey club, les Canadiens de Montréal.

Italian[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

CH

  1. Chieti (Italian town in Abruzzo)

Latvian[edit]

Letter[edit]

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. a letter used in older, pre-World-War-II Latvian spelling, but now replaced everywhere by H (lower case h).

Usage notes[edit]

This letter can still be found in older books, or in books written by the Latvian diaspora prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. It used to represent the sound of IPA symbol /x/, as distinct from /h/; but since these sounds have merged as /x/ in current Latvian pronunciation, <h> (= /x/) is now used in all cases.


Spanish[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

CH

  1. Chihuahua (Mexican state)

Letter[edit]

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. che, the fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

Usage notes[edit]

Since 1994, this letter has been treated as C followed by H for collation purposes only. In 2010, this letter was officially removed by the RAE from the Spanish alphabet.


Welsh[edit]

Letter[edit]

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. èch, the fourth letter of the Welsh alphabet, after C and before D

Usage notes[edit]

Lke the other Welsh digraphs, CH is considered a distinct letter of the Welsh alphabet for all purposes, including collation. Thus, CHWECH is alphabetically sorted after CYLLELL.