[Spellyans] kal revisited

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Jan 3 21:58:07 GMT 2009

Simply because it's kalc'h in Breton and he seems to think that  
Cornish and Breton are the same language.  He failed to notice that  
the word is cal/caly in Welsh.


On 3 Gen 2009, at 21:33, nicholas williams wrote:

> The word kal 'membrum virile' used by John Boson and respelt by  
> George as *kalgh
> is attested elsewhere:
> Mentula…A man's privy member… C. & Ar[morican] Kal AB: 89a
> Penis…C. Lost, kal AB: 116c
> Veretrum…A man's privy member. C. Kal AB: 171c
> KAL, membrum virile Pryce.
> We thus have 5 occurrences all spelt <kal>.
> What possible reason was there for the spelling *<kalgh>?
> Nicholas
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Craig Weatherhill

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