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|Cyrillic letter Te|
|The Cyrillic script|
Te (Т т; italics: Т т) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It commonly represents the voiceless alveolar plosive /t/, like the pronunciation of ⟨t⟩ in "tick".
The Cyrillic letter Te was derived from the Greek letter Tau (Τ τ).
The name of Te in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was тврьдо (tvrdo), meaning "hard" or "surely".
In the Cyrillic numeral system, Te had a value of 300.
In italic type and cursive, the lowercase form ⟨⟩ looks like the italic form of the lowercase Latin M ⟨⟩, except in Serbian and Macedonian usage where it looks like an inverted lowercase Latin M, with a stroke above to distinguish it from the otherwise identical italic lowercase letter Sha ⟨⟩, which is sometimes written with a stroke below. Compare the 5th letter pair in the 4th row with the last letter pair of the chart.
The cursive form of the capital letter Te can also be seen in the chart following the lower case letter.
As used in the alphabets of various languages, Te represents the following sounds:
- voiceless alveolar plosive /t/, like the pronunciation of ⟨t⟩ in "tick"
- palatalized voiceless alveolar plosive /tʲ/
The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.
|Language|| Position in
Related letters and other similar characters
- Τ τ : Greek letter Tau
- T t : Latin letter T
- Ҭ ҭ : Cyrillic letter Te with descender
- Ԏ ԏ : Cyrillic letter Komi Tje
- Ћ ћ : Cyrillic Tshe