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|In this hand there are only remnants of the special letters from Old English. The letter w has a modern form; the character for th is exactly the same as y. The second form of y is the letter known as yogh, and appears only once.|
|Letter to John Paston III from William Paston III, c.1478 (British Library, add. ms. 27,446, f.18). All images by permission of the British Library.|
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