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GUEST,Scabby Doug Lyr Req: Are You Sleeping Maggie (11) RE: Need lyrics help-Are You Sleeping Maggie 25 Aug 00

I believe that there used to be a letter in Middle English called "thorn". "Thorn" was used to represent the "th" combination. Thorn looked pretty much like a letter "y". So when you see "Ye Olde Tea Room", it's a misunderstanding of the letter "th" for a "Y"

Also in Scots, the "wh" sound is often represented as "quh", and sometimes what looks like a "z" is pronounced as "y"...

Confused? I am...

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