And the 'dd' in welsh.
--- On Mon, 15/9/08, David Bowler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: David Bowler <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Any language experts out there?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Monday, 15 September, 2008, 9:33 AM
To answer a part of Chris Walker's question that slipped through the net,
the Old English 'thorn' was sometimes written as a d with a bar through
so it would be natural to transcribe it into Latin as an ordinary d. As a
matter of fact, even in modern English, d and th are regarded as almost
interchangeable in many dialects, for example in Ireland, Shetland, and many
parts of North America. Most Germanic languages still use a d in places
where we use th. So there seems to be a very long tradition of regarding d
and th as closely related sounds and letters.