- a voiceless velar fricative similar to Modern German (kh), as in doch: in Modern English orthography it has been replaced by gh, which either is silent, as in though, or represents the sound (f), as in cough
- a voiced palatal fricative: in Modern English orthography, y, representing (y) as in yes
Origin: Middle English
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Origin: Middle English, possibly from Old English īw, ēoh, yew.