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Re: [elfscript2] Some PE20 alternate interpretations and errata

  • j_mach_wust
    Mar 5, 2013 Expand Messages
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      On 2013-03-05, at 10:48, Arden R. Smith wrote:

      > On Mar 4, 2013, at 10:12 AM, j_mach_wust wrote:
      >> Q12a, line 12: I think a more plausible reading is "question", not
      >> "catheter", especially since the table establishes suule as "s".
      > I should add that even though I'm convinced that Mach's interpretation
      > here is absolutely correct, the spelling itself is problematic. Since
      > we have calma representing English <ch> and quesse representing
      > English <qu>, how would <k> be spelt in this mode?

      I think _k_ would be just quesse, while _kw_ would really be quesse with w-tehta (in Q12, probably a plain left curl). While this is an unusual tehta to be missing (unlike, say, a single dot), it is not totally unheared of, cf. Q8b, line 10, and Q39c, line 6.

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