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773Re: [Lambengolmor] Some remarks on _loikolíkuma_

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  • Rich Alderson
    Jan 13, 2005
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      > From: David Kiltz <derdron@...>
      > Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 09:34:06 +0100

      > ... Had OE or ONo. _l�c/k_ as a noun survived into Modern English times
      > it should have acquired the pronunciation /laik/.

      I would just like to point out that the word does appear in Modern English in
      the old compound _lychgate_ (also _lichgate_), a covered section of the gate
      into a churchyard in which a bier could be rested temporarily, that is to say,
      a "corpse gate".

      Rich Alderson
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