Re: CHAT: the consonant QUH
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 8, 1999, 16:21|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> So where does a rational person put the <h> to denote aspiration ---
> Urqhuart or Urquhart? Both are weird, but they chose the latter. (Very
> possibly because because printers at the time had many more <qu> types
> than single <q>s and <u>s in their cases).
"Quh" [k^W] is the Scots parallel to English "wh"; Middle Scots was
riddled with quhats, quhoises, and quhiches.
> To me the name looks like it should have three syllables, but it never
> did. The current English pronunciation is something like /3:k3d/,
> isn't it?
Yes. When I saw the first TV series, I thought the name was "Ercott".
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