The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

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

Postby Ser » 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.

IpseDixit wrote:[flag=]it[/flag] glossopoiesi - conlanging

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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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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Postby linguoboy » 2017-04-21, 14:24

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

Thanks for sharing?

[flag=]en[/flag] 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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Postby linguoboy » 2017-04-25, 16:48

[flag=]en[/flag] vraic seaweed fertiliser (Channel Islands)
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-04-28, 8:57

[flag=]en[/flag] vraicquer vraic-harvester
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Postby linguoboy » 2017-05-03, 20:11

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

Postby IpseDixit » 2017-05-09, 17:54

[flag=]it[/flag] bissare - repeat something a second time (from [flag=]la[/flag] bis - twice)

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Postby linguoboy » 2017-05-15, 17:19

[flag=]en-us[/flag] wrist icicle
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-05-21, 19:15

[flag=]en[/flag] be mother - pour tea for others

I'd heard this before in "Sherlock", but at the time I assumed it was specific to the Holmes brothers.
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-05-22, 4:07

Dormouse559 wrote:[flag=]en[/flag] be mother - pour tea for others

Is that an expression, or a verbal phrase? How would you use it in a sentence?
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-05-22, 5:48

It's a verbal phrase. When the tea is brought in, someone could ask their company, "Shall I be mother?" meaning "Shall I pour the tea?"
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-05-22, 6:34

Dormouse559 wrote:It's a verbal phrase. When the tea is brought in, someone could ask their company, "Shall I be mother?" meaning "Shall I pour the tea?"

Huh! Interesting.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-05-22, 9:03

This expression is a form of gender violence and it is NOT okay.

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

Postby dEhiN » 2017-05-22, 9:32

[flag=]en[/flag] emic Emic refers to field research done or a viewpoint obtained from within a particular social group.
[flag=]en[/flag] etic Etic refers to field research done or a viewpoint obtained from outside a particular social group.

I learned about those terms thanks to mōdgethanc in his response here.
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