Turned h with fishhook

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Doulos SIL glyph for ʮ.

ʮ (turned h with fishhook) is a symbol from extensions to IPA for apical dental rounded syllabic alveolar fricative[citation needed]. That is, it is the "z" sound in English pronounced with rounded lips, and treated as a vowel in a syllable. It is used by Sinologists when transcribing words from various languages. The standard IPA notation would be [z̩ʷ][citation needed]. See Obsolete and nonstandard symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet for more information.[1]


In Unicode, this letter is encoded at U+02AE ʮ LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED H WITH FISHHOOK.


  1. ^ "Unicode Character "ʮ" (U+02AE)". Compart. Oak Brook, IL: Compart AG. 2021. Retrieved 2024-02-29.