Re: The Ability of Abbreviation
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2001, 6:45|
Quoting Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>:
> Why are you using <y> for /T/ and /D/?
That probably comes from the classic misrendering of Old
English <þ> (thorn). Although /T/ was usually transcribed
as <th> in Middle English, some early printers made do with
<y>. Hence you sometimes see silly signs like "Ye Olde Flouer
Shoppe" for a florist.
Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <http://home.uchicago.edu/~trwier>
"...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n /
Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..."
University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought /
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