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GUEST,Scotus (minus cookie) Lyr Req: The Gabalundi(?) Man / Gaberlunzie Man (28) RE: Lyr Add: The Gaberlunzie Man 08 Apr 07

Weel Abby, I think yer jist 'on the money' there!

Child explained that the 'z' in gaberlunzie was silent as it was representing a redundant letter in the ancient Scots alphabet which wasn't pronounced (go figger!). You can see other examples of this in present day Scots placenames and family names (Menzies for instance - think of the US jazz bassist Charlie Mingus - that's how it's pronounced!).


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