John Cowan wrote: > > As I said in an earlier posting, D doesn't cluster with anything else > in English. As for #Tl, it all changed to fl in West and North Germanic: > Gothic şliuhan = German fliehen = English flee. > > A thly and a thlea in a thlue > Were imprisoned, so what could they do? > Said the thly, "Let us thlee!" > Said the thlea, "Let us thly!" > So they thlew through a thlaw in the thlue. > > (Not that we likely have the slightest idea of the Gothic for fly, flea, > flaw, or flue.) The version I learned had line four reversed so lines three and four rhymed. That is, Said the thly, "Let us thlee!" "Let us thly!" said the thlea. -Ph. D.