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E
ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGg
HhIiJjKkLlMmNn
OoPpQqRrSsTtUu
VvWwXxYyZz
D'Nealian Cursive.svg
Circle sheer blue 27.gif
Circle sheer blue 27.gif
Cursive script 'e' and capital 'E' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

E (named e /ˈ/, plural ees)[1] is a vowel an the fift letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the maist commonly uised letter in mony leids, includin: Czech,[2] Dens,[2] Dutch,[2] Inglis,[3] French,[4] German,[5] Hungarian,[2] Latin,[2] Norwegian,[2] Spaingie,[6] an Swadish.[2]

History

Egyptian hieroglyph
q’
Phoenician
He
Etruscan
E
Greek
Epsilon
Roman/
Cyrillic
E
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Letter 'E' differs little frae its derivational soorce, the Greek letter epsilon, 'Ε'. In etymology, the Semitic   haes been suggestit tae hae stairtit as a prayin or cryin human figure (hillul 'jubilation'), an wis probably based on a seemilar Egyptian hieroglyph that indicatit a different pronunciation. In Semitic, the letter representit /h/ (an /e/ in foreign wirds), in Greek acame epsilon wi the value /e/. Etruscans an Romans follaeed this uisage. Altho Middlin Inglis spellin uised 'e' tae represent lang an short /e/, the Great Vowel Shift chynged lang /eː/ (as in 'me' or 'bee') tae /iː/ while short /e/ (as in 'met' or 'bed') remains a mid vowel.

Relatit letters an ither similar characters

Computin codes

CharacterEe
Unicode nameLATIN CAIPITAL LETTER E  LATIN SMAA LETTER E
Encodinsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode69U+0045101U+0065
UTF-8694510165
Numeric chairacter referenceEEee
EBCDIC faimily197 0C5133 085
ASCII 169 045101 065
    1 Also for encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Ither representations

In Breetish Sign Leid (BSL), the letter 'e' is signed bi extendin the index finger o the richt haund touchin the tip o index on the left haund, wi aw fingers o left haund open.

References

  1. "E" a letter Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged (1993). Ees is the plural of the name of the letter; the plural of the letter itself is rendered E's, Es, e's, or es.
  2. a b c d e f g Kelk, Brian. "Letter frequencies".
  3. Lewand, Robert. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. Archived frae the original on 8 Julie 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  4. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in French". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 12 Mairch 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  5. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in German". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 28 Juin 2012. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.
  6. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in Spanish". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Archived frae the original on 11 Mey 2008. Retrieved 25 Juin 2008.

Freemit airtins

  •   Media relatit tae E at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionar defineetion o E at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o e at Wiktionary


The ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
Letter E with diacritics
ÉéÈèĔĕÊêẾếỀềỄễỂểĚěËëẼẽĖėȨȩḜḝĘęĒēḖḗḔḕẺẻȄȅȆȇẸẹỆệḘḙḚḛɆɇ
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