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Qa (Ԛ ԛ; italics: Ԛ ԛ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is based on the Latin letter Q (Q q). Depending on the font, the uppercase form can look like a reversed Cyrillic letter Р.
Qa is used in the alphabet of the Kurdish language and in the old alphabet of the Abkhaz language. In both it represents the voiceless uvular plosive /q/. It was also used in the old alphabet of the Ossetian language.
This character appeared in newspapers and articles such as 1955's Кӧрдо.
The letter was also used in the scrapped version of the Azerbaijani alphabet, it was however eliminated and replaced by Ҝ in Dagestan.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER QA||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER QA|
|UTF-8||212 154||D4 9A||212 155||D4 9B|
|Numeric character reference||Ԛ
Other Cyrillic letters used to write the sound /q/:
- Қ қ : Cyrillic letter Ka with descender
- Ӄ ӄ : Cyrillic letter Ka with hook
- Ҡ ҡ : Cyrillic letter Bashkir Qa
- Ԟ ԟ : Cyrillic letter Aleut Ka
- Cyrillic characters in Unicode
- Everson, Michael; et al. (2007-03-21). "Proposal to encode additional Cyrillic characters in the BMP of the UCS" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-04-29.