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Is /θwɔɹt/ correct? Shouldn't it be something like /θwɔ(ɹ)t/ at least or just /θwɔːt/? --One half 3544 20:26, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

/θwɔɹt/ for American English. The other two are probably British. —Stephen 20:38, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

EtymologyEdit

The OED gives limited support to the Middle English claim: "In Eng. the adv. is known c 1200, first in the combinations {th}wert út (THWERT-OUT) and {th}wert-over (THWART-OVER), later (c 1300) over-{th}wert (OVERTHWART). It was used as an adj., with a vb. {th}werten, both fig., c 1250, and as a prep. bef. 1300. In all these thwert became thwart in the 15th c. Thwart n. is found in the 17th c. The ME. material is scanty, and the sense development is not illustrated fully by the extant quotations." I don't know if this helps. Dbfirs 21:14, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Then I shall remove it. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 09:32, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Last modified on 20 September 2009, at 09:32