Re: OT: Apologies (was Re: OT: NATLANG: Romanian orthography question)
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 27, 2003, 18:36|
Isaac Penzev wrote:
> Adam Walker scripsit:
>>How can k + hard sign be a complete word?
> It is indeed a yer (tvërdyj znak). I think it was used the
> same way it does in
> Bulgarian: to denote .
And not only that, but there are prepositions such as _v_,
_s_ and even _k_ in Russian (Yes, Yitzik, I know you know!),
which used to be written followed by a hard sign, though the
hard sign wasn't pronounced. It actually looks really weird
looking at prerevolutionary (or emigré) Russian with all
those excess hard signs (not to mention the strange vowels).
(for an example I was going to point out the PDF of «ВЪ
Защиту � усскаго Языка» _V Zashchitu Russkavo Jazyka_ on
http://rech.ru , but it seems to be offline right now so
I can't find the exact URL)
Stephen Mulraney firstname.lastname@example.org http://ataltane.net
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