#WeatherWednesday An immense Jellyfish Sprite briefly appeared above a distant thunderstorm on July 2nd, 2020. Sprites are large electrical discharges associated with lightning strikes, and occur high above storms in the mesophere and lower ionosphere. Image credit: S Hummel.
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The Evolution of Raikou:
These three Raikou sprites each represent a snapshot its design evolution throughout Gold & Silver's development -- its leaked sprites from early and late in development, then finally, its release version sprite in Gold & Silver's final build.
Can we get some fucking health care in the USA and just like a ton of trees everywhere
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Maybe I can try to do art commissions or something in return for help....or idk...some other things....just ask me what you want and I'll try my best
That about sums it up.
I also want to point out that thorn is not the only letter lost to English.
We also lost:
Eth(ð) got merged into þ but was replaced with Y
Wynn(ƿ)Replaced with W
Yogh(ȝ)mix between a gh and ch.
Ash(æ)halfway between a and e
Ethel(œ)almost o but also e
You has almost completely replaced thou in most dialects of English, however some places (like areas of Scotland and Ireland) chose to use "ye" instead. Ye comes from thee, which is part of the original thee/thy/thou/thine quadruplet in English.
In the Early 1300's the word þe (ye/the) became more popular, with thou being used for more intimate connections.
By the 1800's thou fell out of use as impolite, but "you" started to be seen as a word of it's own by then, largely due to the printing press fiasco.
Well some words changed the from þ to the th spelling (like the, Thursday, etc), while for some reason þou instead of thou became... well "you".
For a very long time the pronunciatuon stayed the same (thu) but somewhere we all forgot this and it became a hard Y sound.
Ever see old writing where people say "thou?" Well that's pronounced "thu" like through withouth the r sound. This goes back to early English.
You can kinda still see a remnant today with they/them being closely related words.
So where did we get "you" from?
Pretty simple then, Þ turned into Y and the phonetics changed with it. But what else used this conversion? Well "you" did too.
Eventually, Þ fell out of use in english as printed works generally didn't have a way to represent it, and people started associating the "fake" þ with the traditional y sound.
Early printing presses were designed and created in Germany. These presses used German typesetting letters. German however, does not used the letter thorn. What happened was when these were imported to England, the locals decided to use the letter Y for thorn, it was close enough
In English, the sound TH used to be represented with a thorn, which is a symbol that is still in use in some languages today. It looks like this: Þ
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