U

U, or u, is the twenty-first and sixth-to-last letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet and the fifth vowel letter of the modern English alphabet. Its name in English is u (pronounced /ˈj/), plural ues.[1][2]

U
U u
(See below)
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabetic and Logographic
Language of originLatin language
Phonetic usage[u]
[w]
[ʉ]
[y]
[ʏ]
[h]
[ʊ]
[]
[ɨː]
[ʌ]
[ɛ]
/j/
Unicode codepointU+0055, U+0075
Alphabetical position21
History
Development
Time period1386 to present
Descendants  W
 
 
 
 
SistersF
W
Ѵ
У
Ў
Ұ
Ү
ו
و
ܘ

וּ
וֹ

𐎆
𐡅



Variations(See below)
Other
Other letters commonly used withu(x), qu