J is the youngest English letter.
It is weird to think of the English alphabet with less than 26 letters, but it was not always that way. The alphabet English speakers all know today is derived from Latin. Originally Latin had no J. It was not until about 500 years ago that the letter first entered the alphabet, before that time the sound was created by an I. Thankfully we now have what I consider to be one of the most important letters (along with A,M,E, and S).
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