[Spellyans] top hat

Herbie Blackburn kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Tue Sep 25 17:20:50 IST 2012


Now that could be a drumming term - hi-hat?

> From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-
> bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Craig Weatherhill
> Sent: 25 September 2012 17:15
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] top hat
>
> 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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