3.10.2009

Since K got over me.

© Ryan Schierling

According to Wikipedia, the letter G was introduced in the Old Latin period as a variant of C to distinguish Latin voiced velar /g/ from voiceless /k/ around 230 BC. At this time, K had fallen out of favor, and C, which had formerly expressed both /g/ and /k/ before open vowels, had come to express /k/ in all environments.

2 comments:

jenks said...

DIg that shot, Ryan.

Ryan Schierling said...

Thanks, Andy.

The "Chirp" print you sent was perfect. I'm looking for an appropriate frame.