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Of the standard 52 Letters in the English Alphabet, (26 uppercase and 26 lowercase) which was the last letter to be recognised by the symbol which resembles it today? (eg. O is a circle; x is two crossing lines)

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The last letter to be added to the English alphabet was the letter J. Similarly to the evolution of U and V, I and J started out as variations of a single letter. Scribes might put a long tail on a final I if there were a few in a row. For example, Henry the Eighth could be written 'Henry viij'. It was up to the scribe to decide which version of the letter he wanted to use.


Apr 10 2009, 9:20 PM
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