[Spellyans] bat

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Fri Nov 27 16:33:22 GMT 2009

I wonder if this should be a rare hyphenated word, with an -as plural,  
rather like bybyn-bubyn (shrimp), -as, or however we're spelling that  


On 27 Du 2009, at 16:24, j.mills at email.com wrote:

> Lhuyd (1707) gives "skerli grehan" [31a] and "sgelli grehan" [173a]  
> for "a bat". How should we spell this? Should we observe the aphesis  
> of <e->? If "sgelli grehan" is singular (a bat), then what is its  
> plural?
> Jon
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