Re: The Roman alphabet and its original letter names.
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 14, 2003, 3:06|
> 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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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.