From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 15:26:48 CDT
Stefan Persson scripsit:
> I have only seen ñ in old French; however, old French also uses tilde
> above lots of other characters, such as all vowels (ã?????õ?????) and a
> lot of consonants, e.g. q?? (for the old spelling of "que"). Instead of
> writing an "n", you often put a tilde over the letter preceding the "n".
> So e.g. "France" was "Frãce." I believe that this spelling was used
> until about the time of the French revolution.
In origin the tilde *was* a degenerate "n", of course.
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