[Spellyans] kal revisited

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Jan 5 18:28:01 GMT 2009


Everyone still spells bal as bal, even though its vowel is short.  I  
would hate to see this change which would, I think, be unnecessary.

Craig


On 5 Gen 2009, at 17:50, Eddie Climo wrote:

> On 5 Jan 2009, at 13:35, Michael Everson wrote:
>> I will say again, I think that <call> will yield the wrong  
>> pronunciation. <càl> pl <calyow> is preferable (and more authentic)  
>> for this word.
>
> Nance doesn't appear to give a plural for 'cal'. But he does give  
> these (all with short -a- in the sing.):
>
> bal, pl balow. tin-working
> bal, pl balow. plague, pest
> dral, pl., dralyow. bit. scrap
> gal, pl. galow. villain
> pal, pl. palys. mantle, pall
> spral, pral, pl. -low. fetter, impediment
>
> So, quite a mixed bunch of plurals for < -al > nouns!
>
> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
> - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- -
> Dres ethom akennow byner re bons lyeshes
> Accenti non multiplicanda praeter necessitatem
>
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