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Cche (Ꚇ ꚇ; italics: Ꚇ ꚇ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. It was used in the old Abkhaz alphabets, where it represents the voiceless retroflex affricate /tʂ/. The letter was invented by baron Peter von Uslar. In 1862 he published his linguistic study "Абхазский язык". The letter is Ҽ-shaped but in 1887 Uslar's study was reprinted by M. Zavadskiy who changed its shape and the result resembled a Cyrillic Ч doubled. Later the letter returned to its initial form which, created by linguist Uslar, is part of modern Abkhaz alphabet, which is depicted as Ҽ.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CCHE||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER CCHE|
|UTF-8||234 154 134||EA 9A 86||234 154 135||EA 9A 87|
|Numeric character reference||Ꚇ||Ꚇ||ꚇ||ꚇ|
Related characters and other similar characters
- "Cyrillic Extended-B: Range: A640–A69F" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. Unicode Inc. 2010. p. 998. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
- Бгажба Х. С. Из истории письменности в Абхазии. — Тбилиси. 1967. С. 34
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