Why OT (Ѿ)? Why nOT? : A Note on the Development of a Cyrillic Letter

Faculty/Professorship: Faculty of the Humanities 
Author(s): Kempgen, Sebastian  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2021
Pages: 1-15
Source/Other editions: Preslavska knižovna škola : 10. Kongressbericht / hrsg. von Marija Tichova. Šumen: 2008, S. 24–39. - ISBN 978-954-577-492-8
Year of first publication: 2008
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-49518
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-495188
The article discusses the origins of the Cyrilic ligature OT, compares it to the digraph in Glagolitic and reaches the conclusion that the writing of the Gree article TO, TOY etc. had the main influence on Cyrillic OT becoming a separate letter. For this to happen, only the Greek reading direction had to be changed.
GND Keywords: Alphabet; Griechisch; Glagoliza; Kyrilliza
Keywords: History, alphabet, Greek, Cyrillic, Glagolitic
DDC Classification: 490 Other languages  
RVK Classification: KD 1590   
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/49518
Release Date: 19. February 2021
Project: Unicode and Slavic Philology

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