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Cognate class 4939

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Citation: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science ... Pages: View Cognate class B seems to be wrong. Check Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5. [delete citation]
Citation: Hemon, Roparz. 1975: A historical morphology and syntax of Breton. ... Pages: 149 View The origin of cals is obscure. It may be the same word as Modern Breton kalz 'heap': ur c'hals teil 'a dunghill'. In fact, Modern Breton ur c'halz is sometimes used instead of kalz itself: eur c'halz ac'hanomp 'many of us'.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Middle Breton cals ˈkals many Can be used with count nouns and with abstract nouns, e.g. cals merit 'much merit', cals tyez 'many houses'. Sometimes preceded by a 'of', e.g. cals a doan 'much sorrow', cals a clevedou 'many deseases' (Hemon 1975, 148). ★★★ View
2 Breton kalz ˈkals many ★★★ View