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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". -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)