- Ve (Arabic)
Ve or Vāʼ (ڤ) is an additional letter of the
Arabic alphabet, derived from fāʼ (ﻑ) with two additional dots, representing a voiced labiodental fricative(IPA: IPA|/v/). It is sometimes used in Arabic to write certain words of foreign origin, such as ڤولڤو "volvo" ( Volvo) and ڤيينا "viyēnā" ( Vienna).
Jawi scriptڤ is used to represent a voiceless bilabial plosive(IPA: IPA|/p/).
In Algerian and
Tunisian Arabic, "gaf" (ڤ) is used to represent a voiced velar stop(IPA: IPA|/ɡ/) in informal occasions, and officially in names of places or persons containing a voiced velar stop, as in Guelma, Algeriaor Gafsa, Tunisia. If the usage of "gaf" is not possible for technical restrictions, " qoph" is often used instead in these dialects. "Qoph" is the standard letter used for representing a "g" in Sa'idi and Yemeni Arabic.
The character is mapped in
Unicodeunder position U+06A8.
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