French OE ligature was Back to Hebrew, was OT:darn'd fools

From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 13:44:13 EDT

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    Jim Allan said:
    > Yet I've talked to French speakers at various times some years back who
    > had never noticed the difference until I pointed it out to them.

    I find that amazing (note that I am not questioning the assertion). When I
    learned to (hand)write, I was specifically instructed to take care to ligate
    o-e in oeuf--I would have thought that was standard....


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