Sunday, October 30, 2011

Horse, in my words

ceghal : horse

The Fennas word for horse is ceghal. Ceghal is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for horse is ceffyl; the Irish word for horse is capall; and the Breton word for horse is marc'h.

In case you wonder where the g in ceghal came from, c'h in Breton is not pronounced as ch in church, but as ch in loch (Scottish) or ach and mich (German). In Fennas, I use gh for that consonant sound.

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