Sally Thomason sally at THOMASON.ORG
Sat Mar 6 14:31:12 UTC 1999

A brief comment about lasanjel: the "traditional" etyomology --
French la ceinture `sash, girdle, belt' -- is supported pretty
directly by at least one CJ source: Winthrop 1863 has this
entry: "Sonture (ceinture) `sash' (p. 302).  The other
attestations I've got in my files are Shaw 1909 (La-sanjel, listed
as not strictly CJ, or only local); Demers et al. (Lashanshel `belt');
and Stuart 1865 (la chan'-jel  `belt').  All of these look quite
good for French-to-CJ phonology, since French r is often replaced
by l in CJ words, as is English r (in words like dlai `dry').

  -- Sally Thomason

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