Re: Irish case folding

From: Séamas Ó Brógáin (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 14:55:56 EDT

Michael wrote:

     Maybe it's folk etymology, but I heard the critter was known as
    "the French animal" hence its name.

Yes, believe it or not, the rat was once known in Ireland as the "luch
Fhrancach" (French mouse); hence the modern name.

Séamas Ó Brógáin

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