Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 20:01:23 -0500 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Re: Respelling >Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 14:03:37 -0700 >From: Rudy Troike >Sender: American Dialect Society >The spelling has been around a long time in arch(a)eological >writings. The spelling in German represents a /t/ pronunciation, which >Americans are woefully ignorant of, and thus pronounce with /Theta/ as in >English. Dropping the helps get rid of this inaccurate > spelling-pronuncia- >tion. Thanks for bringing up this example -- it will be useful in teaching. [snip] I was under the impression that it is lost to history as to whether the Greeks of yore pronounced--or aspirated--the "h" in "theta" and "rho." yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett