[Spellyans] kal revisited

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Jan 4 16:08:12 GMT 2009


On 4 Jan 2009, at 15:51, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I’ve now spelt <kall, call>, because I think it contains a short  
> vowel. I have mentioned reconstructed *kalgh as a possible older  
> form in the entry, but not recommended it as a main entry. Is this  
> feasible? How about the plural?

I would not mention the bretonization.

On balance I think this word would look better as <kàl>~<càl>. The - 
all forms will tend to be pronounced as in English, I think. There are  
words in <-al> that have a lowered pronunciation (long vowel) that  
more or less rhymes with English <call>.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com





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