ⓘ Ae (Cyrillic)

                                     

ⓘ Ae (Cyrillic)

Ae is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used exclusively in the Ossetian language to represent the mid central vowel /ə/. Its ISO 9 transliteration is ⟨æ⟩ but some transliteration schemes may render it as ⟨a⟩.

                                     

1. History

The letter was first used in Anders Johan Sjogrens Cyrillic alphabet and appeared first in fiction and poetry books published at the beginning of the 20th century. It was preserved during the shift to a Latin alphabet and the reversion to a Cyrillic alphabet. It is one of the most common letters in the Ossetian language.