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Re: CHAT: sch

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2000, 18:44
At 2:17 pm +0200 27/3/00, BP Jonsson wrote:
>At 07:02 26.3.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote: > >>Indeed, why the {h}? Shakespeare spelled it 'scedule'. > > >But this must have been /sedjul/ -- leaving aside if /ju/ was still [y:],
...or /sEdiwl/ - short of someone discovering the secret of time travel, we shan't know.
>as must the French _cedule_ be /sedyl/ and the trad. English pronunciation >of Latin _scedula_, or am I missing something?
No - not at all. My thesis was precisely that the word was originally pronounced with initial /sE-/ and that the now current /SE-/ and /skE-/ pronunciations are _both_ spelling pronunciations which arose after the 'learned restoration' of {h} in the spelling. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================