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U’s present associations were more recent to develop. The Romans used U more or less interchangeably with V. This persisted through the middle ages, though rules developed for when to use one over the other. It wasn’t until the 16th century that the two parted ways, and U became representative of the the vowel sound we now pin on it.

U from Ulf Constantin Stein’s DYS.opia reminds me of Dr. Shinobu Ishihara’s tests for perception of color.

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