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The Sorbian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet but uses diacritics such as the acute accent and the caron. The standard character encoding for the Sorbian alphabet is ISO 8859-2 (Latin-2). The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ... A diacritical mark or diacritic, sometimes called an accent mark, is a mark added to a letter to alter a words pronunciation (i. ... The acute accent ( Â´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin and Greek scripts. ... 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... ISO 8859-2, more formally cited as ISO/IEC 8859-2 or less formally as Latin-2, is part 2 of ISO/IEC 8859, a standard character encoding defined by ISO. It encodes what it refers to as Latin alphabet no. ...


The alphabet is used for the Sorbian languages, although some letters are used in only one of the two languages (Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian). The Sorbian languages are classified under the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. ... Upper Sorbian (hornjoserbsce) is a minority language of Germany spoken in the historical province of Upper Lusatia, today part of Saxony. ... Lower Sorbian (dolnoserbšćina) is a Slavic minority language spoken in eastern Germany in the historical province of Lower Lusatia, today part of Brandenburg. ...

Upper
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Other
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A   a   [a]    
B   b   [b] [p]  
C   c   [ts]    
Č Č č č [tʃ]    
Ć Ć ć ć [tɕ]    
D   d   [d] [t]  
E   e   [ɛ]    
Ě Ě ě ě [iɪ]    
F   f   [f]    
G   g   [g]    
H   h   Upper [h]
Lower [h] or silent
   
I   i   [i]    
J   j   [j]    
K   k   [k]    
Ł Ł ł ł [w]    
L   l   [l]    
M   m   [m]    
N   n   [n]    
Ń Ń ń ń [ɲ]    
O   o   [ɔ]    
Ó Ó ó ó Upper [uʊ]
Lower [ɛ] or [ɨ]
   
P   p   [p]    
R   r   [r]    
Ř Ř ř ř [ʃ]   Upper Sorbian only
Ŕ Ŕ ŕ ŕ [rʲ]   Lower Sorbian only
S   s   [s] [z], [ɕ]  
Š Š š š [ʃ]    
Ś Ś ś ś [ɕ] [ʑ] Lower Sorbian only
T   t   [t] [d]  
U   u   [u]    
W   w   Upper [v]
Lower [w] or silent
Upper Sorbian [f]  
Y   y   [ɨ]    
Z   z   [z] [s], [ʑ]  
Ž Ž ž ž [ʒ]    
Ź Ź ź ź [ʑ]   Lower Sorbian only
(except as part of digraph )

Sorbian orthography also includes two digraphs: Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...

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Ch   ch   Upper [kʰ]
Lower [x]
 
Dź dź [dʑ] [tɕ]

The digraph ch follows h in alphabetical order.


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Sorbian alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (97 words)
The Sorbian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet but uses diacritics such as the acute accent and the caron.
The standard character encoding for the Sorbian alphabet is ISO 8859-2 (Latin-2).
The alphabet is used for the Sorbian languages, although some letters are used in only one of the two languages (Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian).
Sorbian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
The Sorbian languages are classified under the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages.
The city of Bautzen in Upper Lusatia is a centre of Upper Sorbian culture.
Sorbian is also spoken in the small Wendish settlement of Serbin in Lee County, Texas, and until recently newspapers were published in Wendish there.
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