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20th letter of the alphabetalphabet
[Gr. alpha-beta, like Eng. ABC], system of writing, theoretically having a one-for-one relation between character (or letter) and phoneme (see phonetics). Few alphabets have achieved the ideal exactness.
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. It corresponds to the Greek tau. It represents the unvoiced dental or, as in English, the alveolar stop. The diagraph th represents the characteristic English interdental fricative, voiced in this, voiceless in thing. For modern misapprehensions concerning older signs for the fricative, see the letter YY,
25th letter of the alphabet. It was a Latin importation of the eastern Greek upsilon (see U), which was pronounced like ü; the Romans used it for Greek words.
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On drawings, abbr. for tee.


1. True. A Lisp compiler by Johnathan A. Rees in 1982 at Yale University. T has static scope and is a near-superset of Scheme. Unix source is available. T is written in itself and compiles to efficient native code. Used as the basis for the Yale Haskell system. Maintained by David Kranz <kranz@masala.lcs.mit.edu>.

Latest version: 3.1.


A multiprocessing version of T is available ftp://masala.lcs.mit.edu/pub/mult.

Runs on Decstation, SPARC, Sun-3, Vax under Unix, Encore, HP, Apollo, Macintosh under A/UX.

E-mail: <t3-bugs@cs.yale.edu> (bugs). E-mail: <t-project@cs.yale.edu>.