Sorbian alphabet

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The Sorbian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet but uses diacritics such as the acute accent and the hacek. The standard character encoding for the Sorbian alphabet is ISO 8859-2 (Latin-2).

The alphabet is used for Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian, although some letters are used in only one of the two languages.

Upper
case
HTML
code
Lower
case
HTML
code
Usual
phonetic value
Other
phonetic values
Comments
A   a   [a]    
B   b   [b] [p]  
C   c   [ts]    
Č Č č č    
Ć Ć ć ć    
D   d   [d] [t]  
E   e   [ε]    
Ě &282; ě &283;    
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    
O   o   ɔ]}}    
    Upper
Lower [ε] or [i]
   
P   p   [p]    
R   r   [r]    
Ř Ř ř ř   Upper Sorbian only
Ŕ Ŕ ŕ ŕ [rj]   Lower Sorbian only
S   s   [s] [z],  
Š Š š š    
Ś Ś ś ś Lower Sorbian only
T   t   [t] [d]  
U   u   [u]    
W   w   Upper [v]
Lower [w] or silent
Upper Sorbian [f]  
Y   y   [i]    
Z   z   [z] [s],  
Ž Ž ž ž    
Ź Ź ź ź   Lower Sorbian only
(except as part of digraph )

Sorbian orthography also includes two digraphs:

Upper
case
HTML
code
Lower
case
HTML
code
Usual
phonetic value
Other
phonetic values
Ch   ch   [x]  
Dź dź

The digraph ch follows h in alphabetical order. In Upper Sorbian, ć follows t in alphabetical order.

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