From: Andrew West (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 10 2005 - 07:25:52 CDT
On 09/09/05, Michael Everson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 13:24 +0100 2005-09-09, Andrew West wrote:
> >I'd say this is a glyph variant of "D" used to emphasise the origin of
> >the rune thorn.
> The Rune Thorn doesn't derive from the Latin D.
Not directly from Latin D, but thorn probably derives from a North
Italic letter corresponding to Latin D; so I would say that thorn is
cognate with Latin D. Anyway, my statement was just an interpretation
of what I thought Cleasby and Vigfusson meant, namely that as the
angular D letter-form in the ancestral script to Runic had evolved
into the Runic letter thorn, a completely new letter had to be devised
to represent [d] in Runic, and this Runic letter was created by
mirroring two angular D letter-forms (or two thorns). I don't know
whether this theory is correct or not, but it seems reasonable to me.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat Sep 10 2005 - 11:02:45 CDT