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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"[1] 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 nontheless. K. [1]