ⓘ Je (Cyrillic)

                                     

ⓘ Je (Cyrillic)

Je is a letter of the Cyrillic script, taken over from the Latin letter J.

It commonly represents the palatal approximant /j, like the pronunciation of ⟨y⟩ in y es".

                                     

1. History

The Cyrillic letter ј was introduced in the 1818 Serbian dictionary of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, on the basis of the Latin letter j. Karadzic had previously used ї instead for the same sound, a usage he took from Dositej Obradovic.