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Re: WH

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, December 10, 1999, 0:40
abrigon wrote:
>=20 > 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= n invasion, English spelling was completely changed, and that sound came to be written as _wh_, among many other changes. --=20 "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor