Re: Trema (was: French spelling scheme)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 4, 2001, 18:52|
On Fri, 4 May 2001 14:14:57 -0400 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> Raymond Brown wrote:
> > As for why the Hellenist Greek grammarians used a double-dot, I
> don't know.
> I don't think anyone does.
> There is / one art || John Cowan
I'll theorize then.... :-)
Maybe the Greeks used *two* dots to show that the *two* letters were
*two* distinct sounds?
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