> The name Raros (and also derviatives from it), mentioned byHerodian. The
> word raros is also mentioned by a scholiast as an Aeolic word, butit's not
> found in any of our texts.Ah...
> Yes - an early borrowing, before the system of writing had sorteditself
> out.I figured it was probably that.
>>> And then there's the whole matter of some placenames and propernames
>> in Latin that aren't derived from Greek yet have RHs (Rhea Silvia,and
>>> Rhoetus, Rhegium, Rhaeti, Rhenus, Rhodanus, etc.)...
>> The Romans introduced the rh- and -rrh- in the first century BC,
>> sometimes over-corrected, especially in foreign names, e.g. Rhenus.voiced.
>Ah, so overcorrecting merely because it's foreign? I assume whatever
>Rhenus was was Celtic (or perhaps Germanic), and thus would be