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Greek did not have a /ʃ/ phoneme, so the derived Greek letter sigma (Σ) came to represent the voiceless alveolar sibilant /s/. While the letter […]
While Etruscan and Latin had /h/ as a phoneme, almost all Romance languages lost the sound—Romanian later re-borrowed the /h/ phoneme from its neighbouring Slavic […]
During the Late Middle Ages, two minuscule glyphs developed which were both used for sounds including /u/ and modern /v/. The pointed form “v” was […]
In the Etruscan language, plosive consonants had no contrastive voicing, so the Greek ‘Γ’ (Gamma) was adopted into the Etruscan alphabet to represent /k/. Already […]