from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Middle English letter ȝ, used to represent the sound (y) and some velar consonants similar to the ch in German Bach and the r in French France.
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- noun 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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(For þe same reason, we dropped þe old letters wynn - ƿ - and yogh - ȝ - þough þe latter survives in þe name of Sir Menȝies Campbell.)
Thus, I have devised a new health plan I am calling "triple-yogh days."
Maybe yogh, too, if we can all agree on what sound it represents.
The printed linenotes almost always use yogh (ȝ) for insular
Refer to the image for the black letter poems as the yogh/ezh & thorn/h characters are difficult to distinguish.
It has been variously transcribed as “z” or “ȝ” (yogh) according to context, but appears to be the identical letter every time:
To maximize accessibility, the character "3" is used in this e-text to represent the yogh, e.g., "3ong"
Ȝ, ȝ (yogh) ⁊ (Tironian ampersand) þ̵ (thorn with stroke -- also see below) ę (e with tail, “e caudata”) ẏ (y with over-dot)
ȝ, ſ (yogh, long s) ɳ, łł (n with curl, crossed l: see below) φ (Greek phi: see below) ʷ (small raised “w”)
The Anglo-Saxon yogh symbol is here represented by [y].]