[Spellyans] kal revisited

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 5 13:35:10 GMT 2009


On 5 Jan 2009, at 11:22, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> The various dictionaries give <cal, -yow> (UCR), <kalgh, -yow> (KK),  
> <cal, caliaw> (RLC), so it seems there is a consensus for the plural  
> suffix to be <-yow> rather than <-ow>. SWF with a short vowel would  
> need to write <kall, kallyow> {call, callyow}.

I will say again, I think that <call> will yield the wrong  
pronunciation. <càl> pl <calyow> is preferable (and more authentic)  
for this word.

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





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