Re: Old Norse orthography

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Sep 10 2005 - 11:32:45 CDT

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    At 13:25 +0100 2005-09-10, Andrew West wrote:

    > > 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.

     From what letter? The only Venetic letter that looks anything like it
    is used for /r/, and they have a letter for /d/ that looks like an X
    with one or two cross bars. I don't think Thorn is cognate with D.

    Michael Everson *

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