|Writing system||Latin script|
|Type||Alphabetic and Logographic|
|Time period||~600 to present|
|The Latin alphabet|
W is the twenty-third (number 23) letter in the Latin alphabet. It is pronounced as "double-(you/yoo)"[note 1] or "double-vee". It is the only letter with three syllables.
In words like away, what, write and women, the W is a consonant. In words like draw, few, low and cwm, the W is a vowel
Meanings for W[change | change source]
- On calendars, W is most times a short letter for Wednesday.
- In chemistry, W is the symbol for tungsten, after its German name, Wolfram.
- In news story writing, the "five W's" are who, what, when, where and why.
- In Electricity, W stands for watts
- In particle physics, W stands for the W boson.
Notes[change | change source]
- ↑ Pronounced /ˈdʌbəl.juː, ˈdʌb(ə)juː, -jə/