[Spellyans] top hat

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Wed Sep 26 07:38:14 IST 2012


In Breton it is:

Un tok foñss uhel "a high-bottomed hat", which is not directly derived from French chapeau haut de forme "high-shaped hat"

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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Craig Weatherhill
Sent: 25 September 2012 18:15
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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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