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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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J, the name of the letter, also Jod (‘the Hebrew name by which Ramus and other spelling reformers generally referred to [it]’ McKerrow) and Je. — c1616 Hume Orthog. 13.
Heerfoer, for distinctiones of both sound and symbol, I wald commend the symbol and the name of i and u to the voual sound; … the symboles of j and v to the Latin consonantes, and their names to be jod and vau; as, vain jestes
Ib. 16.
j, for difference of the voual i, written with a long tail, I wald wish to be called jod or je

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