The letter thorn was used for writing Old English very early on, as was ð ; unlike ð, however, thorn remained in common use through most of the Middle English period. Both letters were used for the phoneme /θ/, sometimes by the same scribe. This sound was regularly realised in Old English as the voiced fricative [ð] between voiced sounds, but either letter could be used to write it; the modern use of [ð] in phonetic alphabets is not the same as the Old English orthographic use . A thorn with the ascender crossed ( Ꝥ ) was a popular abbreviation for the word that .
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