[Spellyans] kal revisited

ajtrim at msn.com ajtrim at msn.com
Sat Jan 3 22:49:07 GMT 2009

Ken George does say, in his Gerlyver Kernewek Kemmyn, that "the final [x] is not attested in Cornish".
He gives the Breton as "kalc'h".
Presumably, Cornish was wrong for not being sufficiently Breton!


Andrew J. Trim

From: nicholas williams 
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 9:33 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
Subject: [Spellyans] kal revisited

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>?



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