yogh definition by Webster's New World
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a letter of the Middle English alphabet, Ȝ, representing:
- a voiceless velar fricative similar to Modern German (kh), as in doch: in Modern English orthography it has been replaced by gh, which either is silent, as in though, or represents the sound (f), as in cough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
yogh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.
Origin: Middle English, possibly from Old English īw, ēoh, yew.