[Spellyans] kal revisited
njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:56:01 GMT 2009
The Welsh variant caly implies that there was orignally something
after the l.
Moreover the Irish congener calg 'prick' (of an insect) seems to
indicate that the original etymon
This does not justify the Cornish form *calgh/kalgh. We know that
Calesvol is the regular form
of 'Excalibur' < *kaledo-bulk- and the equivalent of Welsh dal, Breton
dalc'h is probaly attested
in po res dal an vor, na oren pana tu, Thuryan, Houlzethas, Gogleth po
Dihow in Pryce.
In Cornish the sequence /lx/ become /l/ in absolute final.
On 5 Jan 2009, at 15:53, Jon Mills wrote:
> So did Breton acquire the final /-x/ or did Cornish and Welsh lose it?
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