[Spellyans] top hat

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Sep 25 17:15:13 IST 2012


Hot uhel?

Craig


On 25 Gwn 2012, at 16:59, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 25 Sep 2012, at 16:25, Jon Mills wrote:
>
>> Can anyone suggest a Cornish translation equivalent for 'top hat'?
>
> The Welsh Academy dictionary has "het silc" for this. Were they made  
> of silk? I didn't know it. Wikipedia says tt's called a "top hat,  
> beaver hat, high hat, silk hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat or  
> stove pipe hat". They date from the 18th century, so any term will do.
>
> Nicholas gives "hot owrlyn" 'silk hat' in his UCR dictionary.
>
> I like the idea of "hat chymbla" though.
>
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
>
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