THE OLD ENGLISH 〈WR-〉 AND 〈WL-〉

@inproceedings{Fisiak1967THEOE,
  title={THE OLD ENGLISH 〈WR-〉 AND 〈WL-〉},
  author={Jacek Fisiak},
  year={1967}
}
In works dealing with Old English sounds and orthography, the combinations of graphemes and have been assumed to represent combinations of two sounds. In this paper an attempt will be made to show that and stand for single phonemes. 1. The traditional interpretations of Old English leave no place for such concepts as PHONEME, PHONEMIC SYSTEM, OPPOSITION, etc. and analyzing facts in isolation is doomed to failure in many cases, including the interpretation of and . In the more recent… 

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