|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 10, 1999, 0:40|
> I think that in many old texts, Wh is written Hw, namely since it has a
> breath before the W that slides into the W. But it maybe just a local
> thing for me?
In Old English, _Hw_ was the form, for instance _hw=E2_. After the Norma=
invasion, English spelling was completely changed, and that sound came
to be written as _wh_, among many other changes.
"Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." -
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