Re: Where does 'gyrda' come from?

From: Simon Phipp <soltakss_at_8f_vquQylgEPofXAg2J_cXMrhAlJ8ps7sMfxELL02RRlvvwZm2ilfKFgiHpbjELT_Qg>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 20:01:02 -0000

Alison Place:
> Finally got around to checking out the old characters, and was
amused to see that the medieval scribes got completely confused themselves about whether they wanted to use thorns, ashes, 'y's or wynns (something that also used to look like a 'p', but was a 'w' sound). Eventually they chucked them all, and just used 'th' for all the 'th' sounds.

Bashkort has different characters for "th" as in "this" and "th" as in "thin". It's far more sensible - different sound different letter.

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