dog's letter

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 8 15:46:50 UTC 2008

The below from Wordsmith

dog's letter (dogz LET-uhr) noun   =       The letter R.

[From Latin littera canina, literally dog's letter. In Latin the sound
of the letter R was trilled. Think Grrr! of a snarling dog. A good example
of a trilling R is none other that the Spanish word for a dog: perro.]

Is "grrrr" the right kind of trill?

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