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Basic Latin alphabet
 AaBbCcDd 
EeFfGgHhIiJj
KkLlMmNnOoPp
QqRrSsTtUuVv
 WwXxYyZz 

P is the sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English (pronounced /piː/) is spelled pee.[1]

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History

The Semitic Pê (mouth), as well as the Greek Π or π (Pi), and the Etruscan and Latin letters that developed from the former alphabet, all symbolized /p/, a voiceless bilabial plosive.

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" + "pulse" → "impulse" — 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/.

Codes for computing

Alternative representations of P
NATO phonetic Morse code
Papa ·––·
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

In Unicode, the capital "P" is codepoint U+0050 and the lower case "p" is U+0070.

The ASCII code for capital "P" is 80 and for lowercase "p" is 112; or in binary 01010000 and 01110000, respectively.

The EBCDIC code for capital "P" is 215 and for lowercase "p" is 151.

The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "P" and "p" for upper and lower case, respectively.

See also

References

  1. ^ "P" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "pee," op. cit.
The Basic modern 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
Letter P with diacritics
ṔṕṖṗⱣᵽƤƥP̃p̃

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

The Universal Character Set
Letter p.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER P
Basic Latin U+0070

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Translingual

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Letter

p lower case (upper case P)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. A symbol of the IPA, representing a voiceless bilabial stop.

See also

Other representations of P:


English

Most common English words: looked « head « called « #186: p » Lord » de » whole

Alternative forms

  • p. (page)

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

p

  1. post, meaning after
  2. Music symbol for piano (play softly)
  3. page (plural pp)
  4. (British) penny; pence.
    • 2001, Steve Webb, Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
      The 25p stamp shows an ultrasound image, the 35p stamp shows a magnetic resonance image and the 41p stamp shows an X-ray CT image.

Noun

P or p

  1. The sixteenth letter of the English alphabet.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /peː/

Letter

p (lower case, upper case P)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: o
  • Next letter: q

Finnish

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

p

  1. penni (Finnish penny, no longer used)

Italian

Noun

p m. and f. inv.

  1. See under P

Latin

Abbreviation

p

  1. Publius
  2. populus

Letter

p

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

p (lowercase, capital P)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /p/. Preceded by o and followed by r.

Serbian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /p/

Letter

p (lower case, upper case P)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Serbian Latin alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: o
  • Next letter: r

Spanish

Letter

p (lower case, upper case P)

  1. The 19th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Simple English

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

P is the sixteenth (number 16) letter in the English alphabet.

Meanings for P

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