ġ

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ġ U+0121, ġ
LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
Composition:g [U+0067] + ◌̇ [U+0307]
Ġ
[U+0120]
Latin Extended-A Ģ
[U+0122]

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

ġ (upper case Ġ)

  1. The Latin letter g with a dot above. The dot is sometimes placed within the capital, rather than above.

See also[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The dot indicates the “softer” of two pronunciations, in this case the affricate /d͡ʒ/ instead of the plosive /ɡ/. Compare ċ and ż.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒ/
  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃ/ (per final devoicing or assimilation to a following voiceless obstruent)

Letter[edit]

ġ (lower case, upper case Ġ)

  1. The seventh letter of the Maltese alphabet, after f.