Definition of yogh in English:

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yogh

Pronunciation: /yōɡ/ /yōKH/

noun

A Middle English letter (ʒ) used mainly where modern English has gh or y.
Example sentences
  • At some point, maybe with the invention of printing, some Scots started writing a yogh as a z.
  • The Scottish retained the yogh in personal and place names, albeit mutating into a ‘z’ to please the typesetters of the day.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: yogh

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