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.
A letter of the Middle English alphabet, Ȝ, 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- A voiceless velar fricative similar to Modern German (), as in doch: in Modern English orthography it has been replaced by gh, which either is silent, as in though, or represents the sound (f), as in cough.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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of yogh
- Middle English possibly from Old English īw, ēoh yew
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain.