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yogh

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A Middle English letter (ʒ) used mainly where modern English has gh and y. The name is recorded from Middle English, but the origin is unknown.

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yogh

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A Middle English letter (ʒ) used mainly where modern English has gh and y. The name is recorded from Middle English, but the origin is unknown.

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Yogh

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 70 words.

The letter ʒ, a loosely written form of the letter g in Old English script. In Middle English, it became

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Yogh

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 70 words.

The letter ʒ, a loosely written form of the letter g in Old English script. In Middle English, it became a distinct letter, having the values /j/ initially and medially, as in ...

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yogh

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 27 words.

a Middle English letter (ʒ) used mainly where modern English has gh and y. The name is recorded from Middle English, but the origin is unknown....

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McZeal

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 39 words.

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The letter z was used in Older Scots to represent the obsolete letter {yogh} (yogh), pronounced

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Menzies

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 68 words.

Scottish: variant of Manners, in which the z originally represented Middle English letter Ê’ (yogh), representing a sound similar

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capercaillie

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 58 words.

A Scottish word of Gaelic origin meaning ‘woodgrouse’. ‘The lz for l3 [i.e. l followed by yogh] is a 16th c. Scots way of representing ...

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