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Ŭ or ŭ is a letter in the Belarusian language, when written in the 20th-century form
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of the Belarusian Latin alphabet, and is also a letter in the Esperanto alphabet. The
                                                                                                             dictionary.
accent mark (diacritic) is known as a breve.
In the Unicode standard UTF-8 this letter is called LATIN   CAPITAL LETTER   U   WITH   BREVE and is represented by the code        U+016C .

This letter should not be confused with u-caron, which is used to indicate u in the third tone of Chinese language pinyin;
Compare Ǔ ǔ (caron) with Ŭ ŭ (breve).

   Contents
 1 Belarusian
 2 Esperanto
 3 Other uses
 4 See also
 5 Notes


Belarusian
    See also: Belarusian alphabet and Belarusian Latin alphabet
The letter ŭ is called non-syllabic u (romanised: u nieskładovaje) in Belarusian because it resembles the vowel u but forms no
syllables. It is an allophone of /v/ that forms the diphthongs aŭ, eŭ, oŭ and is equivalent to . Its Cyrillic counterpart is ў. [1]
Sometimes (as in National Geographic atlases), the Cyrillic letter ў is Romanized as w.

Esperanto
Ŭ represents a semivowel in the orthography of Esperanto, which is an international
auxiliary language created in the late 19th century. As in Belarusian, Esperanto Ŭ is
pronounced as a non-syllabic [], primarily in the diphthongs aŭ and eŭ.
                                                                                                               Esperanto
It is thought that ŭ was created by analogy with the Belarusian letter ў (Cyrillic u with
                                                                                                   Language
breve), which was proposed by P.A. Bessonov in 1870. [2][citation needed]
                                                                                                              Grammar · Phonology
Ŭ may also be used for [w] in foreign names, such as Ŭaŝingtono for "Washington",                            Orthography · Vocabulary
although it usually is written with v (Vaŝintono). It is also used for [w] in                                       Etymology

onomatopoeias, as in ŭa! "waa!", and uniquely in one native lexical word, ŭo, which is             History
the Esperanto name of the letter ŭ itself.                                                               Zamenhof · Proto-Esperanto
                                                                                                          Unua Libro · Fundamento
                                                                                                           Declaration of Boulogne
Other uses                                                                                                  Manifesto of Rauma
                                                                                                           Montevideo Resolution
It is also a letter in some philological transcriptions of Latin, denoting a short U. The                    Prague Manifesto
McCune–Reischauer Romanization of Korean uses "ŭ" to signify the close back                             Modern evolution of Esperanto
unrounded vowel in . It is also used in ISO 15919 to transcribe the Malayalam                      Culture and media
language's samvṛtōkāram, an epenthetic vowel.                                                                Esperantist · Esperantujo
                                                                                                                   Clubs · Film
See also                                                                                                       La Espero · Libraries
                                                                                                                Literature · Music
    Esperanto orthography                                                                                        Native speakers
                                                                                                              Pop culture references
    Short U (Ў, ў) used in Belarusian Cyrillic alphabet
                                                                                                              Publications · Symbols
    Breve                                                                                                         Zamenhof Day
    Й                                                                                                                Profanity
                                                                                                     National associations
Notes                                                                                                    Australia · Britain (Youth · Labour)
                                                                                                       Canada (Quebec) · New Zealand · USA
  1. ^ S. Young (2006) "Belorussian". In the Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd
                                                                                                     Organizations and services
     ed.
  2. ^ Булыка (Bulyka). У нескладовае // Энцыклапедыя літаратуры і мастацтва                             Amikeca Reto · Kurso de Esperanto
                                                                                                         Esperanto Academy · Encyclopedia
     Беларусі. Т.4. p.377.
                                                                                                         Pasporta Servo · TEJO · UEA · SAT
                                                                                                        Plouézec Meetings · World Congress
                                                                                                       Youth Congress · European Youth Week
                                                     The ISO basic Latin alphabet                                             V· T· E
                                                                                                               Panamerican Congress·
                                                                                        Skolta Esperanto Ligo
        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
                                                                                                     Criticism
                                                         Letter U with diacritics
                                                                                                                       Gender
        Úú Ùù Ŭŭ Ûû Ǔǔ Ůů Üü Ǘǘ Ǜǜ Ǚǚ Ǖǖ Űű Ũũ Ṹṹ Ųų Ūū Ṻṻ Ủủ Ȕȕ Ȗȗ Ưư Esperantido · Reformed
                                                                          Ứứ Ừừ Ữữ Ửử Ựự
        Ụụ Ṳṳ Ṷṷ Ṵṵ Ʉʉ ᵾ ᶙ                                          vs. Ido · vs. Interlingua · vs. Novial
                                                                                                     Related topics
                                                      Letters using breve sign ( )
                                                                                                                Auxiliary language
        Ăă Ĕĕ Ğğ Ĭ ĭ Ŏŏ Ŭŭ                                                                                    Constructed language
                                                                   Related                                   Ido · Interlingua · Novial
                                                                                                               Occidental · Volapük
           Derivations · Diacritics · History · ISO/IEC 646 · List of letters · Numerals · Palaeography · Punctuation · Unicode ·
                                                                                                                    Anationalism
                                                                                                     Wikimedia

via Ŭ                                                                                                  Portal · Task force · Esperanto Wikipedia
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                                                                                                                 Vikilibroj · Vikikomunejo
                                                                                                                 Vikispecoj · Vikinovaĵoj

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