) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet
used in the Abkhaz language
and placed between "O" and "Π" in the alphabet. This letter represents the labial-palatal approximant
/ɥ/, the sound of "u" in French
"luit." When romanized, it is written as an "o" with a small dot below the letter. It bears various similarities to the Greek letter theta (Θ/θ)
In the Unicode
character repertoire, the letter is called CYRILLIC CAPITAL/SMALL LETTER ABKHASIAN HA and has a code 04A8 for a capital letter and 04A9 for the small one.
In early Unicode versions (1.0), the letters have been called CYRILLIC CAPITAL/SMALL LETTER O HOOK, having the same codepoints as today.
- Daniels, Peter D. The World's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press, 1996.