Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:21:47 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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"