bigendian: To the best of my knowledge the Provisions of Oxford (1258) don't feature the thorn, neither do the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. But they don't feature the "y" either - they stuck with the "th" solution.
A common misconception, but no. Different languages, different alphabetic styles.
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