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The letter "I" is the ninth letter in the Latin alphabet. Its English name is pronounced .

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! Egyptian hieroglyph

! Proto-Semitic Y

! Phoenician Y

! Etruscan I

! Greek Iota








In Semitic, the letter ''Yôdh'' was probably originally a pictogram for an arm with hand, derived from a similar hieroglyph that had the value of in Egyptian, but was reassigned to /j/ (pronounced as English Y in "yoke") by Semites, because their word for "arm" began with that sound. This letter could also be used for the vowel sound /i/, mainly in foreign words.

The Greeks adopted a form of this Phoenician ''yodh'' as their letter ''iota'' (Ι, ι). It stood for the vowel /i/, the same as in the Old Italic alphabet. In Latin (as in Modern Greek), it was also used for the consonant sound of /j/. The modern letter J was originally ...

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