soft sign

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From soft ‎(mjáxkij znak) +‎ sign, calque of Russian мя́гкий знак ‎(mjáxkij znak).

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soft sign ‎(plural soft signs)

  1. The Cyrillic letter Ь/ь, which in modern languages serves to denote a soft (palatalized) consonant.

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