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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 14:28
tim talpas scripsit:

> Though I think that "thy" isn't a very good example, as I don't hear > that word spoken ever. (maybe in some british dialects I don't know about?)
Protestant Christians say "Hallowed be thy name" rather frequently; I admit it's not a word used in conversation much.
> Or maybe words of Norse origin? Either works, I guess, though I don't know > the etymology of "though". (akin to icelandic /ToU/ ?)
No, no: the, this, that, these, those are all native words. Only they, their, them are Norse.
> "with it" [wID It]... but "with hat" [wIT h&t]
But "pith" remains [T] in either case; this is lexically specific.
> without [wITaUt]
I say that one with /D/. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> Common Gaelic in Cyrillic script! John Cowan <jcowan@...> .e'osai ko sarji la lojban. Please support Lojban!


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