a letter of the Middle English alphabet, ?, representing:
- a voiceless velar fricative similar to Modern German (?), as in doch: in Modern English orthography it has been replaced by gh, which either is silent, as in though, or represents the sound (f), as in cough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 of yoghMiddle English
The Middle English letter &yogh;, used to represent the sound (y) and some velar consonants similar to the ch in German Bach and the r in French France.
Origin of yoghMiddle English possibly from Old English īw, ēoh yew