Words and Proper Names


Schrijver (Peter): On the nature and origin of word-initial h- in the Würzburg glosses.
In Ériu 48 (1997), pp. 205–227.
1. Introduction; 2. The Würzburg Glosses: material; 3.Evaluation: The status of h-; 4. The origins of h-; 5. The Ogam letter húath; 6. Counter-evidence: athir; 7. Conclusions. Concludes that OIr. h- of composite origin is phonemic rather than orthographic in many instances.