[sword-devel] Luther1545

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Wed Jun 18 23:24:43 MST 2008

Am 19.06.2008 um 03:52 schrieb Peter von Kaehne:

> DM Smith wrote:
>> I have curiosity questions. Is it that it is actually the letter 'V'
>> or is it the letter 'U', but the glyph is looks like the letter 'V'?
> This is a good question - and I would think there are several aspects
> I think the glyphs are used interchangably - a V shape is often used  
> for
> an u in the begin of a word, but equally where a v is correct -  
> while a
> U shape might stand where v or u would be.
> I found this image file which is quite interesting:
> http://www.bible-researcher.com/luthercomma.jpg

I would say even in this ancient german the u is a "u" and not a "v"  
be it at the beginning of a word or within.


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