The influence of Latin and French on the use and phonological development of the digraphs , and in English between 900 and 1800 CE
This thesis explores influence of Latin and French on the use and phonological development of the digraphs , and in English between 900 and 1800 CE. Various sources have been carefully examined and the information provided by these sources has been combined to form a coherent argument with regard to the influence of Latin and French on the use of the digraphs , and . The various possible pronunciations for these digraphs will be discussed, as well as the influence from Latin and French and the phonological developments which led to these pronunciations. The findings of this work are in accordance with the hypothesis that French and Latin have had a considerable influence on the use and pronunciation of the digraphs , and . Other phonological developments have influenced the possible pronunciations of the digraphs as well. These findings may contribute to the field of existing stances on the influence from Latin and French on English orthography and phonology.
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