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On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 21:59:47 +0200, Rodlox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>> Yes, indeed. What are the sounds?
>
> that indeed is what I am trying to find out.
>
>
>> Yes, but not for Greek which does not use the Roman alphabet or any
>> symbols remotely like the ones Rodlox gave.
>>
>> So I ask Rodlox:
>> What are the _sounds_ you mean by " or "?
>> Why do you ascribe them to Greek?
>
> I thought I saw them used within transliterations of Greek words/names.

I think a-e ligature stands for Latin ae [aj] and for when Latin borrows
Greek ai (same diphthong). The o-e lig is Latin oe, Greek oi [oj].

Like, G. Oidipos > L. Oedipus

I hope that answers your question.

Buenas noches,

Ben