[Spellyans] ha versus hag

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 1 10:49:47 IST 2016


> On 1 Jul 2016, at 09:19, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> What's wrong with using <ha> for everything?

Nothing. There is good evidence of this usage. “Ha” should be the default form. It’s great to use “hag” before vowels. Probably the texts show a few cases of “hag” before consonants, but I suspect it would be rather few, and unless there were a pattern (like it preceding the same consonants and not others) one might consider that to be a scribal error. But only looking at all the examples would show that. 

Michael Everson


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