Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:21:47 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Clabber milk

On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Charlotte Thomas wrote:

Looking in joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, this lists

both "clabbered" and "loppered" as meaning sour or curdled milk.

"Clabbered" is listed as being in use in Munster (republic of

Ireland) from 1854 to the date of publication (1905), survey 1895.

Could this be of gaelic origin? Can anyone elucidate on this matter?

I believe Kurath 49 specifically mentions something like [xlaeb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]r] which

occurs in Gaelic.

Tim Frazer

my [ae] = "ash"