Qu Sentence Examples
The Celts represented Indo-European q by p, whilst the Greeks, Illyrians, Thracians, Ligurians, and aborigines of France, Britain and Ireland represented it by k, c or qu.
Bonne Fête! – This variation is common for Canadian French speakers, especially in Québec.
Many languages find the combination qu, when both sounds are consonantal (qw), difficult; q being the deepest guttural while u (English w) is a lip sound, the points of production are nearly as far separate as they can be.
In the Goidelic group qu appears as c, thus Irish cethir, " four "; in the Brythonic group it is changed into p, as in Welsh pedwar, " four."
The velar tenuis q, when labialized, became qu, without labialization became k; the velar media g became b or g.Advertisement
In Brythonic, primitive Celtic qu became p, as above noted.
On the other hand e was wholly free from that quality which he ascribed to Lord eorge Sackville, a man "apt to take a sort of undecided, equ vocal, narrow ground, that evades the substantial merits of the qu stion, and puts the whole upon some temporary, local, accide tal or personal consideration."
Much of this material is demonstrably derived from the second document; and it is qu i te possible that the whole of it may come from that source.