Crossword clues for yogh
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Middle English letter (Ȝ), c.1300; see Y. The name probably is identical with yoke (Middle English yogh) and so called because yoke began with a yogh.
alt. A letter of the Middle English alphabet (''capital'' '''Ȝ''', ''small'' '''ȝ'''), in form derived from the Old English shape of the letter ''g'', and used to represent various palatal and velar sounds. n. A letter of the Middle English alphabet (''capital'' '''Ȝ''', ''small'' '''ȝ'''), in form derived from the Old English shape of the letter ''g'', and used to represent various palatal and velar sounds.
The letter yogh ( ; Middle English: ) was used in Middle English and Older Scots, representing y and various velar phonemes. It was derived from the Old English form of the letter g.
In Middle English writing, tailed z came to be indistinguishable from yogh.
In Middle Scots the character yogh became confused with a cursive z and the early Scots printers often used z when yogh was not available in their fonts. Consequently, some Lowland Scots words have a z in place of a yogh.
Yogh is shaped similarly to the Arabic numeral three (3), which is sometimes substituted for the character in online reference works. There is some confusion about the letter in the literature, as the English language was far from standardised at the time. The upper and lower case letters (, ) are represented in Unicode by code points and respectively.
Usage examples of "yogh".
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Yuthla podría abrirse en dos y sumergirse en las aguas del Yogh sin interrumpir siquiera su sueño de borracho.
Fue una vertiginosa caída por el vacío antes de estrellarme, quinientos pies más abajo, en las azules aguas del río Yogh.