He was acquainted with the digamma, and with its Latin form.
But he could not do that, so he read the proof-sheets of his new treatise on the digamma.
So too the digamma is called “Aeolic” by grammarians, and is found on Aeolic and Doric inscriptions.
Now the office of the Greek digamma was apparently manifold.
The apparent exception κόρη is explained by the fact that in this word a digamma ϝ has been lost after ρ, in Doric κόρϝα.
If V or F—the digamma is here admissible, then we arrive very near our own word Fish.
But we are expressly told that it had the force and sound of the Greek digamma.
Can it be from that tendency of what we call comprehensively the digamma to lapse into the , which Heyne has observed?
I don't care a straw for Greek particles, or the digamma; no more does his mother.
Which of these various sounds should be given the digamma appears to have been determined by the law of euphony.