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Egyptian hieroglyph
q’
Phoenician
He
Etruscan
E
Greek
Epsilon
Roman/
Cyrillic
E
 
       

Letter 'E' differs little frae its derivational soorce, the Greek letter epsilon, 'Ε'. In etymology, the Semitic   haes been suggestit tae hae stairtit as a prayin or cryin human figure (hillul 'jubilation'), an wis probably based on a seemilar Egyptian hieroglyph that indicatit a different pronunciation. In Semitic, the letter representit /h/ (an /e/ in foreign wirds), in Greek acame epsilon wi the value /e/. Etruscans an Romans follaeed this uisage. Altho Middlin Inglis spellin uised 'e' tae represent lang an short /e/, the Great Vowel Shift chynged lang /eː/ (as in 'me' or 'bee') tae /iː/ while short /e/ (as in 'met' or 'bed') remains a mid vowel.

Relatit letters an ither similar charactersEedit

Computin codesEedit

Character E e
Unicode name LATIN CAIPITAL LETTER E   LATIN SMAA LETTER E
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 69 U+0045 101 U+0065
UTF-8 69 45 101 65
Numeric chairacter reference E E e e
EBCDIC faimily 197 C5 133 85
ASCII 1 69 45 101 65
1 Also for encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Ither representationsEedit

In Breetish Sign Leid (BSL), the letter 'e' is signed bi extendin the index finger o the richt haund touchin the tip o index on the left haund, wi aw fingers o left haund open.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "E" a letter Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged (1993). Ees is the plural of the name of the letter; the plural of the letter itself is rendered E's, Es, e's, or es.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Kelk, Brian. "Letter frequencies". UK Free Software Network. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. Lewand, Robert. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in French". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  5. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in German". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  6. "Frequency of Occurrence of Letters in Spanish". Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

Freemit airtinsEedit

  •   Media relatit tae E at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionar defineetion o E at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o e at Wiktionary


Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter E with diacritics
Éé Èè Ĕĕ Êê Ếế Ềề Ễễ Ểể Ěě Ëë Ẽẽ Ėė Ȩȩ Ḝḝ Ęę Ēē Ḗḗ Ḕḕ Ẻẻ Ȅȅ Ȇȇ Ẹẹ Ệệ Ḙḙ Ḛḛ Ɇɇ
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