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The supposition that Ŭ was taken by Zamenhof from the Łacinka alphabet seems to be erroneous. Rather it must be the other way round. According to [1] the sign was first used by the poet Francišak Benedykt BAHUŠEVIC in his 1891 debute collection. Well, the first book on Esperanto, the so-called "Unua libro", emerged in 1887. Therefore the "Zamenhof hypothesis" must be changed. Wheter Bahuševic got his inspiration from Zamenhof (Esperanto was quite popular in Eastern Europe at the time, and Bahuševic's precedessors used a letter more similar to ú) or the two Ŭs developed independently, I cannot say, but both possibilities should at least be pointed out in the article. Bab from the Esperanto Wikipedia --User:129.177.202.170

There does appear to be some doubt. I've added a paragraph to the article. Jordi· 12:30, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)