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Ĵ


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ĵ
Updated: 2017-06-16T21:32Z

Ĵ or ĵ (J circumflex) is a letter in Esperanto orthography representing the sound [ʒ].

While Esperanto orthography uses a diacritic for its four postalveolar consonants, as do the Latin-based Slavic alphabets, the base letters are Romano-Germanic. Ĵ is based on the French pronunciation of the letter j to better preserve the shape of borrowings from that language (such as ĵurnalo from journal) than Slavic ž would.

Ĵ is the fourteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet. Although it is written as jx and jh respectively in the x-system and h-system workarounds, it is normally written as J with a circumflex: ĵ.

Usage

In mathematics

  • The letter \boldsymbol{\hat{\jmath}} is sometimes used to denote a unit vector in mathematics.

See also


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