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E (Cyrillic)

E (Cyrillic)

Э, э (E, Russian: Э оборотное, E oborotnoye, meaning "backwards E") is a letter found amongst Slavonic languages only in Russian and Belarusian, representing the sounds [e] and [ɛ]. In other Slavonic languages using Cyrillic, these sounds are represented by е, which in Russian and Belarusian represents [je] in initial and post-vocalic position or else [e] after a palatalised consonant. In Cyrillic Moldovan, which was used in the Moldovan SSR during Soviet times and is still used in Transnistria, this letter corresponds to ă in the Latin Romanian alphabet.
 
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