T

T
Basic 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

T (play /ˈt/; named tee)[1] is the 20th letter in the basic modern Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used consonant and the second most common letter in the English language.[2]

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History

Phoenician
taw
Etruscan T Greek
Tau
PhoenicianT-01.png EtruscanT-01.svg Tau uc lc.svg

Taw was the last letter of the Western Semitic and Hebrew alphabets. The sound value of Semitic Taw, Greek alphabet Tαυ (Tau), Old Italic and Latin T has remained fairly constant, representing [t] in each of these; and it has also kept its original basic shape in all of these alphabets.

Usage

In English, ‹t› often denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive (International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA: /t/), as in tea, tee, or "ties".

Related letters and other similar characters

Computing codes

character T t
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T LATIN SMALL LETTER T
character encoding decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 84 0054 116 0074
UTF-8 84 54 116 74
Numeric character reference T T t t
EBCDIC family 227 E3 163 A3
ASCII 1 84 54 116 74

1 and all encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Other representations

References

  1. ^ "T" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "tee," op. cit.
  2. ^ Lewand, Robert. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. http://pages.central.edu/emp/LintonT/classes/spring01/cryptography/letterfreq.html. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

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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 T with diacritics
Ťť Ṫṫ Ţţ Ṭṭ Țț Ṱṱ Ṯṯ Ŧŧ Ⱦⱦ Ƭƭ Ʈʈ T̈ẗ ƫ ȶ
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