The first part of the elementarie vvhich entreateth chefelie of the right writing of our English tung, set furth by Richard Mulcaster.
Mulcaster, Richard, 1530?-1611.

V

V besides the notes of his form, besides his time and tune, is to be noted also not to end anie English word, which if it did * it should sound sharp, as nú, trú, vertú. But to auoid the naked∣nesse of the small u, in the end we vse to write those terminati∣ons with ew the diphthōg, as new, trew, vertew. It is vsed cōso nantlike also as well as i, when it leadeth a sounding vowell in the same syllab, as vantage, reuiue, deliuer. or the silent e, in the * end, as beleue, reproue. This duble force of both i, and v, is set from the latin, and therefor it is neither the vncertaintie of our writing, nor the vnstedfastnesse of our tung, for to vse anie let∣ter to a duble vse.