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Encyclopedia > Lacinka alphabet
The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Łacinka alphabet.

The Łacinka alphabet is the variant of the Latin alphabet which was used for writing the Belarusian language. Texts using Łacinka first appeared during the 16th century. Official use ceased after Belarus was included into the Soviet Union in 1921; by the end of the Second World War its use was practically non-existent.


Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent independence of Belarus some groups have advocated reviving the Łacinka alphabet, but as of 2004 very few people use it.


The Łacinka alphabet developed from similar Latin alphabets in use in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which included current-day Belarus, and as such is related to the Polish and Lithuanian alphabets, although it has unique features, most notably the letter ŭ, which is found in neither of those alphabets (though it is used in Esperanto).


The Łacinka alphabet is thus:


A/a, B/b, C/c, Ć/ć, Č/č, D/d, Dz/dz, Dź/dź, Dž/dž, E/e, F/f, G/g, H/h, Ch/ch, I/i, J/j, K/k, L/l, Ł/ł, M/m, N/n, Ń/ń, O/o, P/p, R/r, S/s, Ś/ś, Š/š, T/t, U/u, Ŭ/ŭ, V/v, Y/y, Z/z, Ź/ź, Ž/ž


External links

  • Belarusian "Lacinka" (http://www.cus.cam.ac.uk/~np214/lacin.htm)

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Lacinka alphabet - definition of Lacinka alphabet in Encyclopedia (209 words)
The Łacinka alphabet is the variant of the Latin alphabet which was used for writing the Belarusian language.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent independence of Belarus some groups have advocated reviving the Łacinka alphabet, but as of 2004 very few people use it.
The Łacinka alphabet developed from similar Latin alphabets in use in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which included current-day Belarus, and as such is related to the Polish and Lithuanian alphabets, although it has unique features, most notably the letter ŭ, which is found in neither of those alphabets (though it is used in Esperanto).
Yer (319 words)
The letter "Ъ" ("ъ") of the Cyrillic alphabet is known as hard sign (твёрдый знак) in the modern Russian alphabet and as er golyam (ер голям, "big yer") in the Bulgarian alphabet.
The letter is absent in the alphabets of the Belarussian.
In the Cyrillic Belarussian alphabet its functions are performed by the apostrophe mark.
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