An obsolete letter (
A letter of the Middle English alphabet (capital , small ), in form derived from the Old English shape of the letter g, and used to represent various palatal and velar sounds.
Origin: Origin uncertain.
The letter yogh, was used in Middle English and Older Scots, representing y and various velar phonemes. It was derived from the Old English form of the letter g. In Middle English writing, tailed z came to be indistinguishable from yogh. In Middle Scots the character yogh became confused with a cursive z and the early Scots printers often used z, when yogh was not available in their fonts. Consequently, some Lowland Scots words have a z in place of a yogh. Yogh is shaped similarly to the Arabic numeral three, which is sometimes substituted for the character in online reference works. There is some confusion about the letter in the literature, as the English language was far from standardised at the time. The upper and lower case letters are represented in Unicode by code points U+021C Ȝ latin capital letter yogh and U+021D ȝ latin small letter yogh respectively.
The numerical value of yogh in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of yogh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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