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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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The Latin script
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
Variations of letter A
Letters using umlaut or diaresis sign

Ää Ǟǟ Ëë Ḧḧ Ïï N̈n̈ Öö T̈ẗ Üü Ẅẅ Ẍẍ Ÿÿ


ä lower case (upper case Ä)

  1. The letter a with a diaresis.



From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ ("I"). Compare Kott ai ("I") and Pumpokol ad ("I"). Also see Assan aj.



  1. I (first-person singular subjective)


Related terms



Ä, ä

  1. The 28th letter of the Estonian alphabet



Ä, ä

  1. The second to last letter of the Finnish alphabet.



Inflection for ä Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form ä ät än äna
Possessive form äs äts äns änas

IPA: /ɛː/

  1. The second last letter of the Swedish alphabet, pronunced /ɛː/ when long, ɛ when short, /æː/ when long and before r, and /æ/ when short and before r. It is sometimes pronounced like the English "o", the Swedish "ah", or the French "arh."

Simple English

This page is about the first letter in the alphabet.
For the indefinite article, see Article (grammar).
For other uses of A, see A (disambiguation)
The 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

A is the first letter of the English alphabet. a is a usual symbol for a low central vowel, as in "father"; the English long a (ā) is pronounced as a diphthong of ĕ and y. The corresponding letter of the Greek alphabet is named alpha. Alpha and omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, symbolize the beginning and the end. In musical notation the letter A is the symbol of a note in the scale, below B and above G.

  • A is the letter that was formerly used to represent a team in an old TV show, The A Team.
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