ւ

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Character  ւ 
Unicode name ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YIWN
Codepoint U+0582
See also: լ and

Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ւ

ւ lowercase (uppercase Ւ)

  1. The 34th letter of Armenian alphabet, called վյուն (vyun) or հյուն (hyun). Transliterated as w.
    Represents:
    voiced labiodental fricative: IPA(key): [v] in Eastern Armenian
    voiced labiodental fricative: IPA(key): [v] in Western Armenian
  2. The numeral 7000 in Armenian numbering.

Usage notes[edit]

After the Spelling reform of the Armenian language during Soviet era (1922-1924) this letter has been replaced by վ (v), surviving only as a component of letters ու (u) and եւ (ew).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