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Re: USAGE: OE pt was Re: USAGE:Yet another few questions about Welsh.

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 9:08
On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 07:59:08 +0100, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> Only the Icelanders AFAIK now use eth and thorn.
Faroese(sp?) uses eth, though not thorn. (Apparently, it's not a separate phoneme, though, and current spelling is at least partly historical/etymological.) I don't know any other modern languages besides those two, though, that use either letter. (Though there are languages that use d-bar, such as Croatian and Vietnamese, but that's not edh; the lower-case letter looks different, for starters, and the phonetic value is different, too.) Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


Emily Zilch <emily0@...>Faroese