Maybe the person had dyslexia? Alice
There's an excellent explanation of sampler alphabets in this article:http://www.thesamplerhouse.net/history.aspxHope this helps Vivien and others who have wondered about lettering styles.Sherelyn Santa Cruz, California
Anyway, the gothic one at the bottom is correct: his tail goes from the right to the left.
Has she used the gothic Y as a model for all the others, then?
Here's an article that goes into a bit of history on the letter y: http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/scripts/letters/historyy.htm.It references the right swing of the descender to a French batard bookhand script.