Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans

Anna Zofia Skarzynska ania at gnomic.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 12:36:45 EST 2005


>
> > Is Howell a particularly Welsh name?
>
> Yes. Even more so when spelt Hywell.
>
> Robert

Hywel, not Hywell. The difference is important, because LL is pronounced
very differently from L on its own.
Hywel Dda ('H. the Good') was a 10th c. Welsh king (famous for introducing a
set of laws to Wales), so the name is of some antiquity.

Ania


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