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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 YÃ´dh 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.