[Sca-cooks] New 'invention' of medieval food?
Laura C. Minnick
lcm at jeffnet.org
Fri Aug 19 06:17:42 PDT 2011
On 8/19/2011 6:12 AM, Ana Valdes wrote:
> I have found references to alegar both in Stefan's Florilegium and in Samuel Pepys. I can mail the references IF someone needs them.
I'd actually like to see them, if it isn't too much trouble.
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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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