Friday, 30 March 2012

Rehaul - Èrhaler

There's an interesting post at Language Log about rehaul. In English, rehaul seems reasonably interchangeable with overhaul to us, although we may naturally be influenced by one of the meanings of èrhaler/r'haler = to get better, to improve. Of course, rehaul in the sense of haul again or haul back is a regular equivalent of èrhaler/r'haler in any case.

overâller = overhaul is given in the dictionary, a borrowing from English attested in literary Jèrriais.

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