[Spellyans] top hat

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Wed Sep 26 08:51:42 IST 2012


According to an old Cornish folk song they were indeed referred to as  
high hats in Cornwall.

On 25 Gwn 2012, at 17:15, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> 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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