[Spellyans] "Kite" (bird)

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Oct 1 14:28:55 IST 2012


On 1 Oct 2012, at 13:50, Hedley Climo wrote:

> Nance 1938 gives UC scowl, and Williams 2006 has the same for UCR.
> 
> By contract, Gendall 2008 and Kennedy each have RLC scoul (which is also cited by Nance from the OCV).
> 
> Looks like opinions are divided, old pard, between MC and RLC.

The question is not perhaps so much the spelling, but the pronunciation. If it rhymes with "school" then ‹scoul› or ‹scûl› would represent that pronunciation. If it rhimes with "skål" (the Danish 'cheers') then ‹scowl› would do. 

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





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