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You deleted my entry on this alternative form of geoluread (including the -h-), but this is the same attestation on the Wiktionary entry for "orange", and Wikipedia redirects "Geoluhread" to "Orange". I have no Old English attestations, but both wikis are cited.

Timotheus1 (talk)23:32, 1 May 2013

If you have no objections, I will attempt to create the page again. I have seen it spelled both ways, but like I said before, I cannot find any attestations at the moment.

Timotheus1 (talk)21:53, 3 May 2013

Then I ask you not to create it. I would submit it for verification, which means that it will require citations or be deleted.

CodeCat21:55, 3 May 2013
 

There's no reason for an h to be there, since read doesn't have it, nor does geolo/geolu. Old English h isn't just random- it almost always comes from a specific Proto-Germanic sound, which itself is usually from a specific Proto-Indo-European sound. None of the cognates for either of the members of the compound have anything corresponding to an h. Both of the wiki references cite the same source, which is probably mistaken or misquoted. I changed the Wiktionary one to geoluread because *geoluhread is at best a very rare variant of the actal word misplaced. We don't count wikis as sources for WT:CFI, so the one usable hit in Google Books is suspect, as it seems to get it from Wikipedia. By the way: Bosworth-Toller only have geoloread, so we might want to add that spelling. Chuck Entz (talk) 23:59, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Chuck Entz (talk)23:59, 3 May 2013

Should we correct the other pages then?

Timotheus1 (talk)22:03, 4 May 2013