[Sca-cooks] New 'invention' of medieval food?
agora158 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 06:12:39 PDT 2011
I have found references to alegar both in Stefan's Florilegium and in Samuel Pepys. I can mail the references IF someone needs them.
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19 aug 2011 kl. 15:08 skrev Craig Daniel <teucer at pobox.com>:
> The non-period reference is a mention of it in Cider, by Proulx and
> Nichols, after which they coin the incredibly clunky "cidergar" for
> cider vinegar, which is so horribly dysphonious that they proceed to
> stop writing it and go back to "vinegar." I'm assuming "alegar" is
> three syllables, and that the "-egar" sounds like "aigre" in the same
> way that it does in "vinegar."
> I see no reason to believe it was ever a particularly common term,
> even if it is a period one.
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