Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GJ-. Spellings favoured by Shetland writers in imitation of Norwegian, where j represents the semi-vowel and the palatalisation, typical of Sh., of g before a vowel. See letter G, 5. The alternative forms without j are often found and are preferable in Sc. spelling.

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