John Cowan wrote:
> Marco Cimarosti scripsit:
> > I though that h-digraphs were a relatively recent
> innovation in Irish
> > spelling: in the uncial script (which was ubiquitous in
> Ireland up to at
> > least the 1970's) aspiration is indicated by a dot over the letter.
> Not as recently as that.

Even more recently than that: the first time I was in Ireland must have been
1980 or 1981, and I definiterly remember that all Gaelic signs by public
administrations were in uncial type with overdots. I definitely recall the
signs on trains and stations were like that, as I was travelling with
Inter-Rail: all station names were in roman for English and in uncial for