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Basic Latin alphabet
  Aa Bb Cc Dd  
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
  Ww Xx Yy Zz  

The letter O is the fifteenth letter in the Latin alphabet. Its name in English is o /oʊ/. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Latin alphabet Oo in Helvetica 55 and Times LT Regular File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up B, b in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Due to technical limitations, C# redirects here. ... Look up D, d in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up E, e in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up F, f in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The letter G is the seventh letter in the Latin alphabet. ... Look up H, h in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up I, i in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... J# redirects here for technical reasons; see J Sharp. ... Look up K, k in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up L, l in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up M, m in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up N, n in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Slang In the UK, p is also slang for to urinate. Look up P, p in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Q, q in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up R, r in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up S, s in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The letter T is the twentieth letter in the Latin alphabet. ... U is the twenty-first letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ... Look up V, v in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up W, w in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see X (disambiguation). ... Look up Y, y in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Z, z in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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History

Egyptian hieroglyph `ir Proto-Semitic O Phoenician O Etruscan O Greek Omicron
Image:Proto-semiticO-01.png Image:PhoenicianO-01.png Image:EtruscanO-01.png

The letter was derived from the Semitic `Ayin (eye), which represented a consonant, probably the voiced pharyngeal fricative (IPA /ʕ/) a similar sound is represented by the Arabic letter ع called `Ayn. This Semitic letter in its original form seems to have been inspired by a similar Egyptian hieroglyph for "eye". Image File history File links Proto-semiticO-01. ... Image File history File links PhoenicianO-01. ... -1... Image File history File links Omicron_uc_lc. ... The voiced pharyngeal approximant/fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing Arabic and various other languages, together with various closely related scripts that typically differ in the presence or absence of a few letters. ...


The Greeks are thought to have come up with the innovation of vowels, and lacking a pharyngeal consonant, employed this letter as the Greek O to represent the vowel /o/, a sound it maintained in Etruscan and Latin. In Greek, a variation of the form later came to distinguish this long sound (Omega, meaning "large O") from the short o (Omicron, meaning "small o"). Omicron (upper case Ο, lower case ο, literally small o) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Languages in Iron Age Italy, 6th century BC Etruscan was a language spoken and written in the ancient region of Etruria (current Tuscany plus western Umbria and northern Latium) and in parts of what are now Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls), in Italy. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Look up Ω, ω in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Its graphic form has also remained fairly constant from Phoenician times until today. Indeed, even alphabets constructed "from scratch", i.e. not derived from Semitic, usually have similar forms to represent this sound -- for example the creators of the Afaka and Ol Chiki scripts, each invented in different parts of the world in the last century, both attributed their vowels for 'O' to the shape of the mouth when making this sound. The Afaka script (afaka sikifi) is a syllabary of 56 letters devised in 1908 for the Ndyuka language, an English creole of Surinam. ... The Ol Chiki script, also known as Ol Cemet (language of writing), Ol Ciki, Ol (and sometimes as the Santali alphabet, was created in 1925 by Pandit Raghunath Murmu for the Santali language. ...


Usage

O is most commonly associated with the close-mid back rounded vowel [o] in many languages. This form is colloquially termed the "long o" in English, but the sound used for it is actually different. In the British prestigious dialect called received pronunciation, the diphthong (əʊ) appears. This pronunciation and its spelling sometimes appears in British attempts to describe the French pronunciation of the letter ([o] above); North Americans use [o] for this purpose, whereas the sound they use is really the diphthong: /oʊ/. Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... In phonetics, a diphthong (also gliding vowel) (Greek δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally with two sounds, or with two tones) is a monosyllabic vowel combination involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. ... In phonetics, a diphthong (also gliding vowel) (Greek δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally with two sounds, or with two tones) is a monosyllabic vowel combination involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. ...


In English there is also a "short o", which also has several pronunciations. Received pronunciation uses O to represent an open back rounded vowel (ɒ). The standard pronunciation of the stressed form of this letter in parts of North America is the open-mid back rounded vowel (ɔ). When the vowel is unstressed, its pronunciation often drops back to an open front unrounded vowel (a). The Russian language has a similar unstressed form for its equivalent letter O, which looks the same. Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Russian ( , transliteration: russkiy yazyk, ) is the most widely spoken language of Eurasia and the most widespread of the Slavic languages. ...


Common digraphs include OO, which represents either /ʊ/ or /u/; OI which typically represents the diphthong /ɔɪ/; and OA, OE, and OU represent a variety of pronunciations depending on context and etymology.


Other languages use O for various values, usually back vowels which are at least partly open. Derived letters such as Ö and Ø have been created for the alphabets of some languages to distinguish values that were not present in Latin and Greek, particularly rounded front vowels. Ö, or ö, is a glyph that represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, the letter O with umlaut, or a letter O with diaeresis. ... // This article is about the vowel Ø. For other uses, see Ø (disambiguation). ...


In the International Phonetic Alphabet, [o] represents the close-mid back rounded vowel. Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ...


Codes for computing

In Unicode the capital O is codepoint U+004F and the lowercase o is U+006F. FAA radiotelephony phonetic alphabet and Morse code chart. ... It has been suggested that Farnsworth method and Koch method be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links ICS_Oscar. ... Image File history File links Semaphore_Oscar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Braille_O.svg en: Braille letter/symbol. ... The system of international maritime signal flags is a way of representing individual letters of the alphabet in signals to or from ships. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The American Sign Language Alphabet is a manual alphabet that augments the vocabulary of American Sign Language when spelling individual letters of a word is the preferred or only option, such as with proper names or the titles of works. ... Braille code where the word (, French for first) can be read. ... Unicode is an industry standard designed to allow text and symbols from all of the writing systems of the world to be consistently represented and manipulated by computers. ... Majuscules or capital letters (in the Roman alphabet: A, B, C, ...) are one type of case in a writing system. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Letter case. ...


The ASCII code for capital O is 79 and for lowercase o is 111; or in binary 01001111 and 01101111, correspondingly. There are 95 printable ASCII characters, numbered 32 to 126. ... The binary numeral system, or base-2 number system, is a numeral system that represents numeric values using two symbols, usually 0 and 1. ...


The EBCDIC code for capital O is 214 and for lowercase o is 150. EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code) is an 8-bit character encoding (code page) used on IBM mainframe operating systems, like z/OS, OS/390, VM and VSE, as well as IBM minicomputer operating systems like OS/400 and i5/OS. It is also employed on various non-IBM...


The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "O" and "o" for upper and lower case respectively. A numeric character reference (NCR) is a common markup construct used in SGML and other SGML-based markup languages such as HTML and XML. It consists of a short sequence of characters that, in turn, represent a single character from the Universal Character Set (UCS) or Unicode. ... HTML, short for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language that supports a wide variety of applications. ...


Distinguishing O from zero

See 0: Distinguishing zero from O

0 (zero) is both a number and a numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. ...

Meanings of O

See O (disambiguation).

Look up o in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Similar letters and symbols

  • 0 (zero)
  • Oh
  • ò o grave (0x00F2)
  • ó o acute (0x00F3)
  • ô o circumflex (0x00F4)
  • õ o tilde (0x00F5)
  • ö o diaeresis (0x00F6)
  • ø o stroke (0x00F8)
  • ō o macron (0x014D)
  • ŏ o breve (0x014F)
  • ő o double acute (0x0151)
  • œ oe ligature (0x0153)
  • ơ o horn (0x01A1)
  • ǒ o caron (0x01D2)
  • ǫ o ogonek (0x01EB)
  • ǭ o ogonek macron (0x01ED)
  • ǿ o stroke acute (0x01FF)
  • ȍ o double grave (0x020D)
  • ȏ o inverted breve (0x020F)
  • ȫ o diaeresis macron (0x022B)
  • ȭ o tilde macron (0x022D)
  • ȯ o dot above (0x022F)
  • ȱ o dot above and macron (0x0231)
  • ṍ o tilde acute (0x1E4D)
  • ṏ o tilde diaeresis (0x1E4F)
  • ṑ o macron grave (0x1E51)
  • ṓ o macron acute (0x1E53)
  • ọ o dot below (0x1ECD)
  • ỏ o hook above (0x1ECF)
  • ố o circumflex acute (0x1ED1)
  • ồ o circumflex grave (0x1ED3)
  • ổ o circumflex hook above (0x1ED5)
  • ỗ o circumflex tilde (0x1ED7)
  • ộ o circumflex dot below (0x1ED9)
  • ớ o horn acute (0x1EDB)
  • ờ o horn grave (0x1EDD)
  • ở o horn hook above (0x1EDF)
  • ỡ o horn tilde (0x1EE1)
  • ợ o horn dot below (0x1EE3)
  • ɵ o bar (0x0275)
  • ο Greek omicron (0x03BF)
  • о Cyrillic o (0x043E)

(Redirected from 0) Zero redirects here. ... Oh can refer to: An abbreviation for the U.S. State of Ohio. ... The grave accent ( ` ) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), French, Catalan, Welsh, Italian, Vietnamese, Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Portuguese and other languages. ... The acute accent (  ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin and Greek scripts. ... The circumflex ( ˆ ) (often called a caret, a hat or an uppen) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek, French, Dutch, Esperanto, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Vietnamese, Japanese romaji, Welsh, Portuguese, Italian, Afrikaans and other languages, and formerly in Turkish [citation needed]. It received its English name from Latin circumflexus (bent... Õ, or õ is a composition of the Latin letter O with the diacritic mark tilde. ... Ö, or ö, is a glyph that represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, the letter O with umlaut, or a letter O with diaeresis. ... // This article is about the vowel Ø. For other uses, see Ø (disambiguation). ... A macron, from Greek (makros) meaning large, is a diacritic ¯ placed over a vowel originally to indicate that the vowel is long. ... A breve (Latin brevis short, brief) is a diacritical mark Ë˜, shaped like a little round cup, designed to indicate a short vowel, as opposed to the macron Â¯ which indicates long vowels. ... The double acute accent ( ˝ ) is a diacritic mark of the latin script used primarily in written Hungarian. ... Å’ Å“ Å’thel (pronounced ) is a Roman script letter (Å’, Å“) used in medieval and early modern Latin, and in modern French, and also the vowel sound it represents. ... Æ  is one of the 12 Vietnamese language vowels. ... č ď Ä› Ǩ Ľ Å™ Å¡ ž A caron ( ˇ ), also known as wedge, inverted circumflex, inverted hat or by the Czech name háček (pronounced ), is a diacritic placed over certain letters to indicate present or historical palatalization or iotation in the orthography of Baltic languages and some Slavic languages, whereas some Finno-Lappic languages use it... Ogonek (Polish for little tail, the diminutive of ogon; the Lithuanian equivalent is nosinÄ— which literally means nasal) is a diacritic hook placed under the lower right corner of a vowel in the Latin alphabet used in Polish (letters Ä…, Ä™), Lithuanian (Ä…, Ä™, į, ų), Creek, Navajo and Western Apache (Ä…, Ä…Ä…, Ä™, ęę, į, įį, , ), Chiricahua and Mescalero (Ä…, Ä…Ä…, Ä™, ęę, į, įį, ų, ųų), Tutchone and... The double grave accent is a diacritic used in scholarly discussions of the Serbo-Croatian language complex and sometimes of the Slovenian language. ... When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the middle dot (·), or to the glyphs combining dot above ( ) and combining dot below ( ) which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Eastern European languages and Vietnamese. ... For other meanings of hook, see hook (disambiguation). ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Omicron (upper case Ο, lower case ο, literally small o) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... O (О, о) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet, representing the vowel /o/. Categories: Cyrillic letters | Substubs ...

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Two-letter combinations
Oa Ob Oc Od Oe Of Og Oh Oi Oj Ok Ol Om On Oo Op Oq Or Os Ot Ou Ov Ow Ox Oy Oz
OA OB OC OD OE OF OG OH OI OJ OK OL OM ON OO OP OQ OR OS OT OU OV OW OX OY OZ
Letter-digit & Digit-letter combinations
O0 O1 O2 O3 O4 O5 O6 O7 O8 O9
0O 1O 2O 3O 4O 5O 6O 7O 8O 9O
The ISO basic Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
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