Re: NATLANG: Gaidhlig volunteer needed
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 23:08|
Michael Adams wrote:
> b with a dot over it, was used years ago for BH, which
> supposedly had a V sound, which is funny, since Greek, used to
> have a B sound, but by the time the Cyrillic users got to it,
> the B had become V.. So the need for a new B characters, why you
> got the B and b (with a small tale off the top of the b
> forwards) one being V and the other B..
Different phonological processes, Michael.
> Why this all funny, cause Celtic/Greek/Latin shared a common
> history to a point until recent times, recent as in 300BC or
> just before then. Also Irish/British (Bretons) had contact with
> the East, namely the Copts and others for a while, you can see
> it in their religious ideals, religious art and more..
I think you're reading just a little too much into this.
That said, a good book in what's rattling through you're head is
"The Atlantean Irish" by Bob Quinn, which isn't half as nutty as
the title might lead you to believe, but take it with a pinch of salt