The Greek letter Y ψιλόν and Glagolitic Alphabet Cover Image

«Бывают странные сближенья…»: греческий юпсилон и глаголица
The Greek letter Y ψιλόν and Glagolitic Alphabet

Author(s): Anatoly Mikhailovich Kuznetsov
Subject(s): Language studies, Phonetics / Phonology, Semantics, Historical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Glagolitic Alphabet; Constantine;

Summary/Abstract: The author suggests new assumptions on the origin of glagolitic letters vědi v, ik 0 — u — 4, ju $, jus 5&, jer [: all these letters are derived from the Greek letter Y ψιλόν, which used to represent a group of sounds [v], [ü], [i]. In order to create different letters with different meanings, Constantine would turn the letter either to the left or to the right, thus changing the upsilon’s drawing.

  • Issue Year: 57/2012
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 7-14
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian