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|Cyrillic ligature en-ghe|
|The Cyrillic script|
En-ghe (? ?; italics: ? ?) is a letter of the Cyrillic script used only in non-Slavic languages. The shape of the letter originated as a ligature of the Cyrillic letters en (? ?) and ghe (? ?), but en-ghe is used as a separate letter in alphabets.
It represents the velar nasal /?/, like the pronunciation of ⟨ng⟩ in "sing".
? is romanized using ?, Ng, or even ?.
In certain Old Slavonic manuscripts, a character of the same shape could be used to represent palatalized /n?/, a role similar to modern Serbian/Macedonian letter nje (? ?). These manuscripts also may contain similarly built characters for palatalized ?, ?, ? and ?.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LIGATURE EN GHE||CYRILLIC SMALL LIGATURE EN GHE|
|UTF-8||210 164||D2 A4||210 165||D2 A5|
|Numeric character reference||Ҥ