Tresillo

Tresillo (capital: Ꜫ, small: ꜫ; Spanish for "little three") is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on the digit 3. It was invented by a Franciscan friar, Alonso de la Parra, in the 16th century to represent the uvular ejective consonant /qʼ/ found in Mayan languages, and is known as one of the Parra letters. In cursive form, the tresillo is often written c ̑.

Character
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TRESILLO LATIN SMALL LETTER TRESILLO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 42794 U+A72A 42795 U+A72B
UTF-8 234 156 170 EA 9C AA 234 156 171 EA 9C AB
Numeric character reference Ꜫ Ꜫ ꜫ ꜫ

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