The Letter Yogh

A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area

The letter yogh (ȝogh) in Older Scots derived from the letter g, and sounded like a y. In Middle Scots the handwritten character became confused with a cursive z. The early Scots printers often used z when yogh was not available and, as a result, some words have a z in place of a yogh. Situated on the western limits of. . .

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