The English alphabet contains the three letters U, V, & W in order.
Our letters U, V, and W came from the sixth letter of the ancient Hebrew alef-beth, a letter shaped: Y (yet it is not our modern letter that looks like this).
This Hebrew letter became the Greek letter UPSILON, also shaped Y. The Latin form of this letter dropped the stem, changing the shape to V, but keeping the sound “OO” as in our modern “U”.
Within the last 700 years, this letter shaped “V” with the sound of “OO” developed into our modern letters U and W.
Please verify this using online encyclopedias and other sources.
The Tetragrammaton is therefore more accurately rendered as YHUH, standing for the 4 letters YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY.
If preferred, it can be expressed YHVH, as long as it is understood that the "V" shape is sounded as our modern "U".
Our modern letters U, V, and W are all derived from one letter:
That letter is the Hebrew letter originally shaped Y.
The Greek UPSILON maintained the sound and shape, but the Latin dropped the stem and it became shaped “V”.
Our letter U was originally written as we now write “V”, which was a Latin version of the Greek letter UPSILON (written Y).The Latin form of this letter dropped the stem, and it became written "V". The rounded form U began to gain in popularity in the late 1300’s, using the rounded shape within words, but using the V-shape at the beginning of words. The “V” shape originally had the sound of our modern letter U, but the labial sound of “V” (lower lip with upper teeth) is a rather new development; “via” was pronounced “uia”. Many sources still erroneously imagine the letter “double-U” (W) as they cite the sixth letter of the Hebrew alef-beth as “WAW”, when it should be more properly understood as the Hebrew letter “UAU”. The shape and sound of our modern “W” is not the same as the Hebrew letter, although the Hebrew is the origin of the letter UPSILON - Y - deriving from the palaeo-Hebrew letter having the same shape and sound. The Hebrew letter UAU (Y) is the source of our modern sound “U”. The letter “W” did not exist until it first appeared in certain words as a UU (double - U) during the 14th century. “Witch” was originally spelled “vvitch”.
V and W developed into their modern sounds within the last 700 years from the Hebrew UAU and Greek UPSILON, both shaped Y.The main confusion over these letters is caused by their modern shapes. What we read today as a “V” used to sound like our modern “U”.
Please verify this using several online encyclopedias and other sources, because even the sources are in conflict on some of the details.
The Tetragrammaton is therefore more accurately rendered as YHUH, standing for the 4 letters YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY.When we spell the Creator’s Name with English letters as YAHUWAH, then we are tripling the third letter of His Name, because the “W” is literally two U’s: YOD-HAY-UAU-UAU-UAU-HAY (only one “U” is really needed, YAHUAH). Many words used to have two U's in them, such as the term "lituus". It's a Latin thing that was brought over into our English.
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