owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 15:00:06 GMT 2009
There's surely an argument to be made for 'fowls' alongside 'fylgh',
on the strength of that evidence.
2009/11/4 Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com>:
> Nance gives falgh and the plural fylghyow, George falgh, fylghyer; based on
> Breton falc’h, filc’hier. This appears to derive from Latin falcem
> (Deshayes’ “Dictionaire Étymologique du Breton”). Lhuyd’s fîlh, filh appears
> to be a singular form, possibly derived from a plural form. Lhuyd’s voụlz,
> voulz, vɐụlz may be from Old French falz (George). No plural appears to be
> In my dictionary I have given falgh, but also included fylgh as a Late
> Cornish based form. Maybe Lhuyd’s fîlh is a plural.
> From: j.mills at email.com
> Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 11:51 AM
> “Lhuyd (1707) gives the following words for 'scythe': fîlh [58b]; filh
> [293a]; voụlz [58b]; voulz [293a]; vɐụlz [241a]. George (GKK) follows Nance
> (1938) and gives "falgh". How should we spell this word.
> Ol an gwella
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