See also: , 𠀀, , , , , and

ㄜ - Translingual


  • type: monophthong rhyme
  • general transliteration: e
  • keyboard key: K


ㄜ - Chinese

Glyph origin

In the late twenties or early thirties of the 20th century, it appeared as a simplification of , writing the dot and the second stoke of the bottom part with one stroke. was itself derived from in 1920, when a new allophone appeared, writing a dot to differentiate between them. The letter is itself derived from 𠀀, inhalation, the reverse of (kǎo) and an ancient form of (Mandarin: ).


  • Mandarin
    • (Pinyin): ē (e1)
    • (Zhuyin):


  1. 24th letter of the Zhuyin alphabet
  2. 36th letter of the extended Zhuyin alphabet


  1. (general) Sound IPA: /ɤ/ help (Pinyin: e), which is present only in Standard Chinese.
  2. (Standard Chinese when pronounced with the neutral tone) IPA: /ə/ (Pinyin: e)
  3. (when pronounced alone) Sound IPA: /ˀɤ/ help (Pinyin: e)
  4. (some dialects, notably Hakka and Wenzhounese) Sound IPA: /ə/ (Pinyin: e).

ㄜ - Northern Qiandong Miao


  1. 33rd letter of the Hmu Zhuyin alphabet.


  1. sound IPA: /ə/ (Hutton): eh
Meaning and Definition of ㄜ
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