P


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Basic Latin alphabet
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

P (play /ˈp/; named pee)[2] is the sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Usage

In English and most other European languages, P is a voiceless bilabial plosive. Both initial and final Ps can be combined with many other discrete consonants in English words. A common example of assimilation is the tendency of prefixes ending in N to assume an M sound before Ps (such as in + pulseimpulse — see also List of Latin words with English derivatives).

A common digraph in English is ph, which represents the voiceless labiodental fricative /f/, and can be used to transliterate Phi (φ) in loanwords from Greek. In German, the digraph pf is common, representing a labial affricate of /pf/.

Arabic speakers are usually unaccustomed to pronouncing /p/; they pronounce it as /b/.

History

Phoenician
P
Archaic Greek
Pi
Greek
Pi
Etruscan
P
Latin
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PhoenicianP-01.png GreekP-02.png Pi uc lc.svg EtruscanP-01.png RomanP-01.png

Related letters and other similar characters

The Latin letter P represrents the same sound as the Greek letter Pi, but it looks like the Greek letter Rho.

Computing codes

character P p
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P

LATIN SMALL LETTER P

character encoding decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 80 0050 112 0070
UTF-8 80 50 112 70
Numeric character reference P P p p
EBCDIC family 215 D7 151 97
ASCII 1 80 50 112 70

1 and all encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Other representations

See also

References

  1. ^ Advancing in the Bash Shell
  2. ^ "P" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "pee," op. cit.

External links

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 P with diacritics
Ṕṕ Ṗṗ Ᵽᵽ Ƥƥ P̃p̃
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