11147Re: [WarOf1812] The Letter "J" in the alphabet
- Jun 4, 2001In a message dated 4/06/01 2:06:38 PM, BritcomHMP@... writes:
<< In a message dated 6/4/2001 3:18:33 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< In the mid to late 18th century, the letter "J" was not used in the English
alphabet. The letter "I" was used for both "I" and "J.">>
Actually it is in Latin that there is no "J"; in English in anything like its
modern form "J" is most certainly used
<<Was the letter "J" in use by our period (ie: the early 19th Century)? >>
Absolutely. The earliest book in my collection is 1786, this has the usual
figure that looks like 'f' for a small 'S' but it has both 'i' and 'j'.
>>And don't forget that little ol' King James Bible book thingy...
(And I've never seen any of my ancestors listed as "Iennings"....)
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