Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 10:22|
En réponse à Abrigon Gusiq <abrigon@...>:
> Easy to figure it out.
> Eth is the voiceless th. Like in Bath.
> Thorn is the voiced th. like in Then.
Except that it's exactly the opposite!!!
Thorn is the *voiceless* th, like in bath or think, while eth is the *voiced*
th of then and that. That's why you often see it written 'edh' instead.
Or else, the IPA makers would have had a very warped mind to use edh to mark
the sound of the voiced th ([D] in X-SAMPA) in IPA!
Too bad for the "easy to figure it out" ;)))) .
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