Re: [gothic-l] Symbol?
- Thanks so much! I couldn't figure out, for the life of me, what it was supposed to be!
"M. Carver" <me@...> wrote:hails!
the bp combination is actually called thorn. it is an ancient germanic symbol derived from the runic alphabet, and
it has the pronunciation of 'th' in 'think'. It is still used in Icelandic. the gothic letter for the th sound
probably is an adaptation of a greek letter, perhaps psi or phi. the target symbol is 'hw', as in the older
pronunciation of 'wh' in 'which', 'when' etc. (or rather, a somewhat rough 'h' and a 'w' simultaneously).
hope that helps
"i_lirimaer " wrote:
> I just started looking at the Gothic language due to my High SchoolYou are a member of the Gothic-L list. To unsubscribe, send a blank email to <email@example.com>.
> German class and my love of J. R. R. Tolkien. The first thing that I
> saw was a picture with the Gothic alphabet. However, the symbol that
> looked similar to a trident and the one that looked like a target
> both did not have letter translations to the English alphabet. The
> trident seemed to be a combination of a lower case b and p, whereas
> the target seemed to say "tv". Could someone please explain this to
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