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Er (Р р; italics: ''Р р'') is a letter of the
Cyrillic script The Cyrillic script ( ) is a writing system used for various languages across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic languages, Slavic, Turkic languages, Turkic, Mongolic languages, Mongolic, Uralic languages, Uralic, Caucas ...
. It commonly represents the
alveolar trill The voiced alveolar trill is a type of consonant In articulatory phonetics The field of articulatory phonetics is a subfield of phonetics that studies articulation and ways that humans produce speech. Articulatory phoneticians explain how ...
, like the "rolled" sound in the Scottish pronunciation of in "curd".


History

The Cyrillic letter er was derived from the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ). The name of er in the
Early Cyrillic alphabet The Early Cyrillic alphabet, also called classical Cyrillic or paleo-Cyrillic, is a writing system A writing system is a method of visually representing verbal communication Communication (from Latin ''communicare'', meaning "to share") ...

Early Cyrillic alphabet
was (''rĭci''), meaning "speak". In the
Cyrillic numeral system Cyrillic numerals are a numeral system derived from the Cyrillic script, developed in the First Bulgarian Empire in the late 10th century. It was used in the First Bulgarian Empire and by South Slavs, South and East Slavs, East Slavic peoples. The ...
, er had a value of 100.


Form

The Cyrillic letter Er (Р р) looks similar to the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ), and the same as the
Latin letter P
Latin letter P
( П in Cyrillic).


Usage

As used in the alphabets of various languages, р represents the following sounds: *
alveolar trill The voiced alveolar trill is a type of consonant In articulatory phonetics The field of articulatory phonetics is a subfield of phonetics that studies articulation and ways that humans produce speech. Articulatory phoneticians explain how ...
, like the "rolled" sound in the Scottish pronunciation of in "curd" * palatalized
alveolar trill The voiced alveolar trill is a type of consonant In articulatory phonetics The field of articulatory phonetics is a subfield of phonetics that studies articulation and ways that humans produce speech. Articulatory phoneticians explain how ...
The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.


Related letters and other similar characters

*Ρ ρ/ : Greek letter rho *R r :
Latin letter R
Latin letter R
*P p :
Latin letter P
Latin letter P
*₽ : Russian ruble sign


Computing codes


External links

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