Definitions starting with L

ID #3420

light bulf

[W Car. idem, where Miskito /f, p/ alternation may have influenced light bulb after devoicing of final consonant to bulp (cf. M. selp, self, both 'self'); although "the bulk of Andros' original settlers.....migrated to the island from the Mosquito Coast in 1783" (Parsons 1918:ix), well before the invention of the light bulb, they may have brought the bulf form of bulb (used alone) with them] n. light bulb. (Exuma, Inagua)

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Last update: 2011-06-03 22:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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