G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.Note: The form of G is from the Latin, in the alphabet which it first appeared as a modified form of Centigrade The name is also from the Latin, and probably comes to us through the French. Etymologically it is most closely related to a c hard, k y, and w; as in corn, grain, kernel; kin (Latin) genus, (Greek) garden, yard; drag, draw; also to ch and h; as in get, prehensile; guest, host (an army); gall, choler; gust, choose. See Centigrade2. (Music) G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G# (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.
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Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.
g (lower case, upper case G) The seventh letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script. (physics) A unit of gravitational acceleration.
g (physics) A unit of gravitational acceleration.
g Symbol for the gram, an SI unit of mass. Symbol for gravitational acceleration, approximately 9.81 m/s2 or 32 ft/sec2 at the earth's surface. Distinguished from G. (IPA) Alternative form of ɡ (voiced velar stop).
g lower case (upper case G) The seventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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