Melanian (Reborn!)

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Re: Melanian (Reborn!)

Postby StorSteg » Mon 27 Jul 2009 9:37 pm

linguoboy wrote:
StorSteg wrote:
linguoboy wrote:Is there a historical reason for this or is it completely arbitrary?

It's arbitrary. But, I have a question for you. If you ask me why I choose Ł for /w/ when W is free, then why does Polish choose W for /v/ when V is free?

At the time the Latin alphabet was adapted for Polish, v wasn't "free"; it simply a variant form of u (which, of course, Polish was already using to represent /u/). These letters didn't become distinct until about 1500 CE, by which time the Poles had been writing their language for hundreds of years.

oooooooooh, i see.

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Re: Melanian (Reborn!)

Postby Tikolm » Thu 14 Jun 2012 2:41 am

Looks like this thread could use being reborn as well.

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