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D
ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGg
HhIiJjKkLlMmNn
OoPpQqRrSsTtUu
VvWwXxYyZz
D'Nealian Cursive.svg
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Cursive script 'd' and capital 'D' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

D (named dee /ˈd/[1]) is the fowert letter o maist variants o the basic modern Latin alphabet.Seembol "D" is 500 in Roman numerals.

History

Egyptian hieroglyph 
door
Phoenician
daleth
Greek
Delta
Etruscan 
D
Roman
D
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The Semitic letter Dâlet mey hae developed frae the logogram for a fish or a door. Thare various Egyptian hieroglyphs that micht hae inspired this. In Semitic, Auncient Greek an Latin, the letter representit /d/; in the Etruscan alphabet the letter wis superfluous but still retained (see letter B). The equivalent Greek letter is Delta, 'Δ'.

The minuscule (lawer-case) fairm o 'd' consists o a luip an a taw vertical stroke. It developed bi gradual variations on the majuscule (caipital) form. In haundwritin, it wis common tae stairt the arc tae the left o the vertical stroke, resultin in a serif at the tap o the arc. This serif wis extendit while the rest o the letter wis reduced, resultin in an angled stroke an luip. The angled stroke slawly developed intae a vertical stroke.

Uisage

 
The letter D, staundin for "Deutschland" (German for "Germany"), on a boondary stane at the mairch atween Austrick an Germany.

In naur aw leids that uise the Latin alphabet an the Internaitional Phonetic Alphabet 'd' represents the voiced alveolar or voiced dental plosive /d/, but in the Vietnamese alphabet, it represents the soond /z/ (or /j/ in soothren dialects). In Fijian it represents a prenasalized stap /nd/.[2] In some leids whaur voiceless unaspirated staps contrast wi voiceless aspiratit staps, 'd' represents an unaspirated /t/, while 't' represents an aspirated /tʰ/. Examples o sic leids include Icelandic, Scottish Gaelic, Navajo, Estonie an the Pinyin transleeteration o Mandarin.

Relatit letters an ither similar characters

Computin codes

CharacterDd
Unicode nameLATIN CAPITAL LETTER D  LATIN SMALL LETTER D
Encodinsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode68U+0044100U+0064
UTF-8684410064
Numeric chairacter referenceDDdd
EBCDIC family196 0C4132 084
ASCII 168 044100 064
    1 An aa for encodings based on ASCII, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodings.

Ither representations

In Breetish Sign Leid (BSL), the letter 'd' is indicatit bi signin wi the richt haund held wi the index an thumb extendit an slichtly curved, an the tip o the thumb an finger held against the extendit index o the left haund.

References

  1. "D" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "dee", op. cit.
  2. Lynch, John (1998). Pacific languages: an introduction. University of Hawaii Press. p. 97. ISBN 0-8248-1898-9.

Freemit airtins

  •   Media relatit tae D at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionar defineetion o D at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o d at Wiktionary


The ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
Letter D with diacritics
ĎďḊḋḐḑḌḍḒḓḎḏĐđƉɖƊɗƋƌȡ
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