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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Serafín » 2017-04-19, 4:28

ciclán - missing a testicle

Spanish also has tuerto,a 'missing an eye', and then there's also the Salvadoranism cuto,a 'missing an arm'. Curiously, I don't think there's a word for 'missing a leg' in either the standard or my dialect.

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There's definitely people who like to use the words "glossopoesy" (sometimes "glossopoetry") in English and glosopoesía in Spanish. I don't like these terms.

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-04-20, 4:53

Re: paruesis, for me it's not because I'm self-conscious, about modesty or worried about dudes looking at my junk. I don't even know what it is, but I tense up at the idea that someone might burst in for some reason. Maybe it's because it's a vulnerable position with your back towards someone and your pants down.
Serafín wrote:ciclán - missing a testicle

Spanish also has tuerto,a 'missing an eye', and then there's also the Salvadoranism cuto,a 'missing an arm'. Curiously, I don't think there's a word for 'missing a leg' in either the standard or my dialect.
In English, there is the medical term monorchid for having one testicle, but I don't know of a term for missing an eye other than "one-eyed", and don't think there is one for missing an arm other than the generic "amputee".

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby eskandar » 2017-04-20, 6:22

Interestingly, a number of languages have a word for 'one-eyed' in addition to Spanish. French 'borgne', Arabic اعور a`war, Urdu کانا kaanaa...
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-04-20, 16:07

mōdgethanc wrote:In English, there is the medical term monorchid for having one testicle, but I don't know of a term for missing an eye other than "one-eyed", and don't think there is one for missing an arm other than the generic "amputee".

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby nickbradonn » 2017-04-21, 5:53

I really don't remember. :D :hmm:

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2017-04-21, 14:21

nickbradonn wrote:I really don't remember. :D :hmm:

But what is your native language?
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-04-21, 14:24

nickbradonn wrote:I really don't remember. :D :hmm:

Thanks for sharing?

 (en) incarnadine

This is a word that I sort of knew already. I thought it meant "deep red", but although it is used for that, the core meaning is apparently "flesh-coloured".
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2017-04-21, 17:31

It reminds of an apparent cognate in Portuguese: encarnado/encarnada, "deep red"/"flesh-coloured".
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-04-21, 17:35

Osias wrote:It reminds of an apparent cognate in Portuguese: encarnado/encarnada, "deep red"/"flesh-coloured".

Apparently it's borrowed from Italian (or modeled on a French word borrowed from Italian, I can't remember which).
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