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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2017-12-29, 19:10

IpseDixit wrote:(en-us) BosWash - the metropolitan area extending from Boston to Washington, D.C.

When I was young, that was called "BosNYWash". I wonder how NYC feels about being dropped?
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-30, 15:00

linguoboy wrote:
IpseDixit wrote:(en-us) BosWash - the metropolitan area extending from Boston to Washington, D.C.

When I was young, that was called "BosNYWash". I wonder how NYC feels about being dropped?

I actually recall hearing BosNYWash before, sometime when I was young, but I don't think I've ever heard BosWash.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-30, 23:52

I don't remember ever hearing either BosNYWash or BosWash. How do you even pronounce those? [ˈbɑznɪwɑʃ] and [ˈbɑzwɑʃ]?

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-31, 12:50

vijayjohn wrote: How do you even pronounce those? [ˈbɑznɪwɑʃ] and [ˈbɑzwɑʃ]?

Thank you! I've been wondering that myself!

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vijayjohn wrote:How do you even pronounce those? [ˈbɑznɪwɑʃ] and [ˈbɑzwɑʃ]?

Yeah, although I think I've also either said or heard [ˈbɑzniwɑʃ].
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2017-12-31, 17:13

(ca) antoixadís capricious

[Considered an "unacceptable" castellanisme.]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2018-01-03, 20:14

(fr)truc de ouf - verlan for truc de fou
(notice how there's no elision)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-01-05, 12:18

(en-us)

pique
umbrage
ennui


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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-01-10, 5:06

(en) custom (in the sense of 'business patronage', i.e. 'vying for my custom')
(et) sätestama (to enact, to stipulate, to establish)
(et) ebalema (to hesitate, to waver)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2018-01-10, 20:50

(et) päikespaiste sunshine
(sv) tallkotte pinecone
(fi) kirjolohi rainbow trout
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-01-10, 23:22

linguoboy wrote:(et) päikespaiste sunshine

päikesepaiste (also, less commonly, päiksepaiste)
from päikene, genitive päikese or päikse, + paiste
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Irusia » 2018-01-10, 23:47

(tl) magalak - rejoice
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2018-01-11, 17:00

Linguaphile wrote:
linguoboy wrote:(et) päikespaiste sunshine

päikesepaiste (also, less commonly, päiksepaiste)

Generally-reliable Wiktionary let me down on this occasion. I've gone back and corrected the entry.

Oh, and in light of ainurakne's response, I've got a new addition:

(et) särama to shine
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-01-11, 17:57

linguoboy wrote:
Linguaphile wrote:
linguoboy wrote:(et) päikespaiste sunshine

päikesepaiste (also, less commonly, päiksepaiste)

Generally-reliable Wiktionary let me down on this occasion.

If you ever want a better source than Wiktionary for Estonian dictionaries, a really terrific one is http://www.keeleveeb.ee. Honestly one of the best dictionary sites I've seen for any language I've studied. You can search multiple dictionaries at once and save your most-used ones in tabs (click on Salvesta Seadistus before you exit) so they come up each time you visit the site.

Edit: you can click on the UK flag on that site for an English version of the instructions and dictionary names, too.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Michael » 2018-01-13, 16:15

(sq)
hajdut m. thief, burglar, robber
shtatzënë pregnant (lit., occupied by seven [months])
(Gheg) dru, -ni, -na(t) OR (Tosk) dru, -ri, -nj(të) tree, wood, timber

The last one has cognates in the Slavic languages, such as the Polish drzewo.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2018-01-13, 16:42

(fr-frc) chaise bourrée armchair [lit. "stuffed chair"; SF fauteuil]
(de) scharwenzeln to dance attendance
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Michael » 2018-01-13, 22:51

(sq)
i shëmtuar ugly
çekiç hammer
përqafoj to hug, embrace (syn. of the more-common ledhatoj)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2018-01-17, 19:16

(fr) avoir de la brioche to have a pot belly (men only)
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