[Spellyans] chi v chy
everson at evertype.com
Thu May 6 16:47:19 BST 2010
One has little strength for debate today.
On 6 May 2010, at 16:24, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> As you mention the <hw> graph was introduced to link closer to Breton C'h (and Welsh Ch) but would I be wrong in saying that a true parallel would not have been <hw> but <ghw>? Of course, there was an irrational opinion that <wh> was "English'. So, to replace it, they introduced <hw> which is, of course - English. Old English (e.g. hweol - wheel). It was false purism.
There is no "hw" in Old English. There is "hƿ" only.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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