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Offline Ken Fraser

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DID YOU KNOW......
« on: July 19, 2022, 04:50:55 PM »
DID YOU KNOW........
The letter known as "thorn" was sounded "th" and had the appearance of the letter "Y".  It still appears in signage such as "Ye Old Tea Shoppe" where it is wrongly pronounced as the letter "Y".

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Re: DID YOU KNOW......
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 04:49:26 PM »
DID YOU KNOW........
The letter known as "thorn" was sounded "th" and had the appearance of the letter "Y".  It still appears in signage such as "Ye Old Tea Shoppe" where it is wrongly pronounced as the letter "Y".

So interesting!  I was once describing to my sister the challenges I was having writing "the" attractively in Spencerian script.  She later followed up with a typed letter where she had replaced all occurrences of "the" with ... you guessed it, "ye!"   ;D

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Re: DID YOU KNOW......
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2022, 02:00:12 PM »
Ken, I love the masterful way you hinted at the combination of the Y and T. Beautiful!

@Zivio - thatís a great sibling right there!  ;D  :-*
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