266Re: [elfscript] odd tehta
- Aug 18 2:27 AMDDanielA@... wrote:
>Both my HarperCollins editions (1991 one-volume hardback and 1997
> Måns Björkman deithant:
> Intriguing! Which edition is it,
> more precisely? Would it be
> possible to acquire a scan of this
> It is a Houghton-Mifflin edition, one large volume. Strangely enough, I
> also have a three-book set by Houghton-Mifflin, and in these, the 'y' in
> 'history' is a dot. There is another difference in the two different
> Houghton-Mifflin versions: In the three-book set, the 'a' in 'as' is
> written with the three-dot tehta, but in the one-volume edition, a
> circumflex was used. Apparently the tehtar in one of the two different
> eitions were changed, but I'm not sure why, or which was the original
3-volume paperback) seem to agree with your three-volume
Houghton-Mifflin edition: the "a" in "as" is three dots, and the "y" in
"history" appears to be a single dot. This seems to be the more common
version of the inscription. My guess would be that the one-volume
Houghton-Mifflin inscription is a redrawn version of the original. The
artist who made the redrawing probably wanted to correct points that
seemed ambigous or erroneous, and so "corrected" the y-tehta in
"history" to the hacek.
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