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Customary name: san, sade
Represents: ś, s

Variants and attestation

Transliteration Sinistroverse Dextroverse
  Glyph Number Glyph Number
Ś Ś.png 16 Śd.png 6
Ś2 Ś2.png 0 Ś2d.png 1
Ś3 Ś3.png 2 Ś3d.png 4

The variant Ś s is the standard form of San in Raetic; Ś2 s, typical for the Lugano corpus (see Lexicon Leponticum: Ś), occurs only once in the epigraphically peculiar PU-1. Ś3 s is never securely attested as a letter, but only as part of a factory mark in Bostel. Its attestation in a language-encoding inscription is highly dubious. Inverted forms are not attested.

San is generally assumed to write a marked sibilant ([ʃ] vel sim.), as it does in the Venetic writing tradition (see Script); hence the transliteration with ś. The inscriptions from San Giorgio di Valpolicella may represent an exception: San occurs three times, Sigma never; San might be argued to write s in VR-14. See also Z for evidence of the influence of Etruscan writing in the area of Verona.