letter of the Latin alphabet
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

Q is the seventeenth (number 17) letter in the English alphabet. It is nearly always followed by a silent letter U. Q makes a kw sound as in quick or a k sound as in unique.

Some people say that the letter Q is not needed, because the sound it makes can be made with C or K and W instead. The same thing is said about the letter X.

Below are some ancient ways of writing Q:

Egyptian hieroglyph Q Phoenician Q Etruscan Q Greek Qoppa

Meanings for Q change

References change

  1. "Electric Charge (Q or q)" (PDF). www.physics.sfsu.edu. San Francisco State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2016.