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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" ;)))) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>