Wednesday, June 3, 2009


V had been, in early roman Times, both vowel and consonant. Its vowel value was eventually supplanted by 'U' and 'W.' As a Roman numeral it stands for 5, variously explained as half of 'X' (10) or five fingers of the hand held in a 'V' shape. (Rose Folsum)

1 comment:

Paula Villanova said...

Ha! I never knew this...and it's one of my!