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Yogh (Ȝ ȝ) is a letter of Middle English literature. Note that sometimes it is written with a three (3) when the font is not available.

The sound Ȝ was derived from Old English g. It was a sound that doesn't exist any more in English language since it is now assimilated with y or isn't pronounced at all.

Ȝ in Elvish

Tolkien used Ȝ in The Etymologies to describe the sound gh. Ȝ is seen most often in Primitive Quendian roots such as MAȜ, KUȜ. This sound however was assimilated to other sounds. For example maȝtâ evolved to machtâ.

The sound gh would return once more in Elvish. Like in the case of English, Primitive Quendian g was simplified to gh in Quenya (and Sindarin, in most cases). For example the word galadâ "tree" evolved into *ghaladâ/ȝaladâ in the Quenyan branch.

Once more, the gh sound would disappear again, and in Quenya it

Note that in other languages, like Orkish, Tolkien wrote this sound as gh.

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