Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans

Robert Baker-Self Robert at bloodandhonour.nildram.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 11:45:21 EST 2005


> > 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.

I know, but I thought I'd rather let the typo stand than reply to myself. :)

I understand that it means "Eminent", though my source is not reliable.

Robert
Not Welsh at all.

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