Welsh "hur"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 22 21:02:43 UTC 2008

In an 18th century rendition of allegedly Welsh dialect, I have seen
"hur" many times.  One example:

A Welshman being at the gallows [says] tell hur father and mother,
hur dies a very good Christian.

What are these two "hur"s?

I can imagine the second being "here", but have no idea about the first.


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