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Character ֆ 
Unicode nameARMENIAN SMALL LETTER FEH
Unicode blockArmenian
CodepointU+0586
Kiek ok bi: Ֆ, $, , , un

Armenian[ännern]

Pronunciation[ännern]

Etymology[ännern]

Introduced in the 11th century (first attested in 1037). Probably modeled on Ooldgreeksch φ (ph).

Letter[ännern]

ֆ

Kleenbookstaav (Grootbookstaav Ֆ)

  1. The 39th and last letter of Armenian alphabet, called ֆե (fe). Represents voiceless labiodental fricative: IPA(key): [f]. Transliterated as f.

Usage notes[ännern]

  • Old Armenian did not have an IPA(key): [f] sound; in borrowed words it was replaced by փ (pʿ) (especially from Greek) and/or հ (h) (especially from Iranian); compare փիլիսոփայ (pʿilisopʿay), հրաման (hraman).
  • Because this letter is a late addition, it has no numerical value.
  • In Traditional Armenian orthography this is the 38th letter.
  • Words with ֆ (f) are either borrowings or are of onomatopoeic origin (though it is sometimes found in dialectal developments of some genuine Armenian words).

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