Е (Cyrillic)

For the Ukrainian alphabet letter Ye (Є є), see Ukrainian Ye.

Template:Cyrillic alphabet navbox Ye (Е е; italics: Е е) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In some languages this letter is called E.

It commonly represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨e⟩ in "yes".

Ye is romanized using the Latin letter E.[1]

It was derived from the Greek letter Epsilon (Ε ε).


Russian and Belarusian

  • At the beginning of a word or after a vowel, Ye represents the combination /je/ or /jɛ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨ye⟩ in "yes".
  • Following a consonant, Ye indicates that the consonant is palatalized, and represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨e⟩ in "yes".

For further information see Russian phonology.

Ukrainian uses the letter Ukrainian Ye (Є є) in this way.

Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Ukrainian

This letter is called E, and represents the vowel /e/ or /ɛ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨e⟩ in the word "egg".

Related letters and other similar characters

Computing codes



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