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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@...> <> "...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 / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers