for that, which was a with a small t above. In Middle English, these had all merged into e, the ancestor of the Modern English word the. In 1916, Legros Grant included in their classic printers' handbook Typographical Printing-Surfaces, a proposal for a letter similar to to represent "Th thus abbreviating "the". Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Customer Review Amazon Global Store (What's this?) Amazon Global Store International Shipping (What's this?) International Shipping Eligible Condition Availability Include Out of Stock Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime Prime members enjoy free Two-Day Shipping and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original. Books, deals in Books, arts Photography, biographies Memoirs. Abbreviations for "the" and "that" edit Since "the" is one of the most frequently used words in English, at various times short abbreviations for it have been found: Barred thorn : the earliest abbreviation, it is used in manuscripts in the Old English language. As a result, the use of a y with an e above it ( ) as an abbreviation became common. Historically, the article was never pronounced with a y sound, even when so written.
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