From: Benjamin M Scarborough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2008 - 15:19:19 CDT
This has been bothering me for a long time, but what is the origin of
Ƣ? It seems to have been introduced in a number of Latin-script
orthographies in the U.S.S.R. during the 1920s, but I can't find any
information on how the letter was created.
Ƣ must have been rather cloudy in origin and use for U+01A2 and U+01A3
to have been named LATIN CAPITAL LETTER OI and LATIN SMALL LETTER OI.
I've read somewhere that it was based on Q, but that doesn't explain
its use for [ɣ] or its position in sorting between G and H.
The closest thing I've seen to Ƣ is the Sütterlinschrift forms of the
letters G and Q, but somehow that connection seems a little spurious.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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