Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

This is our main forum. Here, anything related to languages and linguistics can be discussed.

Moderator: Forum Administrators

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

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?
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
dEhiN
Forum Administrator
Posts: 6168
Joined: 2013-08-18, 2:51
Real Name: David
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)
Contact:

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.
My TAC for 2018.

(en-ca) (ta-lk) (fr) (es) (en_old)

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 22680
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

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]?

User avatar
księżycowy
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 12627
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

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!

User avatar
dEhiN
Forum Administrator
Posts: 6168
Joined: 2013-08-18, 2:51
Real Name: David
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)
Contact:

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-31, 15:08

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

Yeah, although I think I've also either said or heard [ˈbɑzniwɑʃ].
My TAC for 2018.

(en-ca) (ta-lk) (fr) (es) (en_old)

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2017-12-31, 17:13

(ca) antoixadís capricious

[Considered an "unacceptable" castellanisme.]
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
Luís
Forum Administrator
Posts: 7638
Joined: 2002-07-12, 22:44
Location: Lisboa
Country: PT Portugal (Portugal)

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)
Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales

User avatar
IpseDixit
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 9752
Joined: 2013-05-06, 21:06
Gender: male
Location: Bologna / Florence
Country: IT Italy (Italia)

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-01-05, 12:18

(en-us)

pique
umbrage
ennui


(I'm using the US flag because I found those words in a book by an American author)

Linguaphile
Posts: 1650
Joined: 2016-09-17, 5:06

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)

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

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
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

Linguaphile
Posts: 1650
Joined: 2016-09-17, 5:06

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

User avatar
Salajane
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 1128
Joined: 2015-05-10, 12:24
Real Name: Ira
Gender: female
Country: UA Ukraine (Україна)

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Salajane » 2018-01-10, 23:47

(tl) magalak - rejoice
Здайся на Господа у твоїх справах, і задуми твої здійсняться. (Приповідки 16, 3)
TAC 2018
Sign up for the Broken Translation Game 2018 and Oral Broken Translation Game 2 and Conlang Broken Translation Game 3 and FUBAR Game 2018

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

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
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

Linguaphile
Posts: 1650
Joined: 2016-09-17, 5:06

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.

User avatar
Michael
Posts: 7122
Joined: 2009-07-21, 3:07
Real Name: Mike
Gender: male
Location: Oak Park, IL
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

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.
American English (en-us) Pizzonese (nap) N Italian (it) Mexican Spanish (es-mx) Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br) Albanian (sq) B1 Greek (el) Persian (fa) A2 Romanian (ro) Old English (en_old) Turkish (tr) Azerbaijani (az) A1
„Çdo njeri është peng i veprave të veta.‟
Every human being is hostage to their own deeds.

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

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
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
Michael
Posts: 7122
Joined: 2009-07-21, 3:07
Real Name: Mike
Gender: male
Location: Oak Park, IL
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

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)
American English (en-us) Pizzonese (nap) N Italian (it) Mexican Spanish (es-mx) Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br) Albanian (sq) B1 Greek (el) Persian (fa) A2 Romanian (ro) Old English (en_old) Turkish (tr) Azerbaijani (az) A1
„Çdo njeri është peng i veprave të veta.‟
Every human being is hostage to their own deeds.

User avatar
Luís
Forum Administrator
Posts: 7638
Joined: 2002-07-12, 22:44
Location: Lisboa
Country: PT Portugal (Portugal)

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)
Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 22398
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2018-01-18, 17:56

(de) tacken to text while pooping (2017's popular winner for "Youth Word of the Year")
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 22680
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-18, 22:51

Kids these days! :lol:


Return to “General Language Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests