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Re: The Roman alphabet and its original letter names.

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, February 14, 2003, 3:06
Tristan scripsit:

> And plenty of other words too, it's just normally hidden better (by > orthography: 'star'). The British pronunciations of 'clerk' and 'derby' > show it. Old pronunciations of 'university' do as well.
The last survives in the American term for the sports team that represents a university (by extension, a high school also): the varsity. -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_