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

Posted: 2019-01-29, 16:57
by linguoboy
(en) tornadic

Despite growing up in Tornado Alley, I don't recall ever hearing this word until today.

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

Posted: 2019-02-03, 5:39
by mōdgethanc
accommodationism the belief that state and religion do not have to be separate as long as all religions are treated equally by the state

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

Posted: 2019-03-12, 7:22
by Ciarán12
(en-gb) facultative - optional.

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

Posted: 2019-03-17, 15:17
by Osias
Ciarán12 wrote:(en-gb) facultative - optional.

I believe you learned this first on Portuguese, it's one of the most beloved words by Brazilian workers. :D

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

Posted: 2019-03-18, 19:00
by Ciarán12
Osias wrote:
Ciarán12 wrote:(en-gb) facultative - optional.

I believe you learned this first in Portuguese, it's one of the most beloved words by Brazilian workers. :D


Weird that I hadn't come across it before. It came up in a line of dialogue in O Mecanismo.

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

Posted: 2019-03-18, 21:23
by Olinguito
elsewise
(adv)
otherwise
For one extreme easily passes into the other, whether through “overcorrection” or elsewise: insincerity doth protest too much, and humility hovers on the precipice of conceit.
—Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, Chapter 2

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

Posted: 2019-03-18, 22:11
by OldBoring
Elsewise looks so familiar to someone who studied programming.
It's if() { } else {}, but it actually means otherwise.

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

Posted: 2019-03-21, 12:18
by Osias
Ciarán12 wrote:
Osias wrote:
Ciarán12 wrote:(en-gb) facultative - optional.

I believe you learned this first in Portuguese, it's one of the most beloved words by Brazilian workers. :D


Weird that I hadn't come across it before. It came up in a line of dialogue in O Mecanismo.

Que série chata do caramba, acho que você só aguenta ver por estar praticando português.

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

Posted: 2019-03-22, 11:27
by Gadano
Entymem - kind of inference that uses at least one premise which is so obvious that it isn't said out loud :ohwell: I find this word particullary funny, cause the part "mem" means 'meme' in Polish

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

Posted: 2019-03-22, 13:03
by Ciarán12
Osias wrote:Que série chata do caramba, acho que você só aguenta ver por estar praticando português.


Bom, não achei tão chato assim, mas com certeza falta um pouco de ação, né? Me lembra o seriado "The Wire", só que não tem tiroteio.

And on the topic of this thread:
(en-GB) a fillip - a boost
I learned this when my brother Phillip told me he used to hear this on the radio as a child and thought they were talking about him. Oddly, I don't think I've ever heard the word before last weekend.

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

Posted: 2019-03-22, 15:00
by linguoboy
Ciarán12 wrote:I learned this when my brother Phillip told me he used to hear this on the radio as a child and thought they were talking about him. Oddly, I don't think I've ever heard the word before last weekend.

I use this more in the literal sense of a noisy flick made with the thumb and index finger because I can't snap my fingers at all and substitute fillips. I even grow the nails on those fingers long to make the sound louder.

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

Posted: 2019-03-29, 14:26
by linguoboy
(en-us) Countrypolitan an iteration of the "Nashville sound" popular in the 60s and 70s characterised by lush orchestra arrangements, the forerunner of today's "pop country"

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

Posted: 2019-04-03, 11:44
by Engelhard
Adorbs - Extremely charming or appealing. I was kind of surprised to learn this is actually a word.

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

Posted: 2019-04-03, 16:09
by Dormouse559
Engelhard wrote:Adorbs - Extremely charming or appealing. I was kind of surprised to learn this is actually a word.

That's obvi totes adorbs!
:P

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

Posted: 2019-04-05, 19:10
by linguoboy
chalazion a cyst on the eyelid caused by blockage of a sebaceous or meibomian gland

Unfortunately the way I learned this term was by developing one.

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

Posted: 2019-04-08, 14:50
by linguoboy
lemniscate

(Pronounced /lɛmˈnɪskət/ and not--as it might first seem--*/ˈlɛmnɪˌskeːt/.)

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

Posted: 2019-04-24, 16:46
by Dormouse559
cidery n - facility that produces hard cider

It's one of those words that you never really thought about, but realize must exist as soon as you see it for the first time. At first though, I just thought of the adjective "cidery", "resembling cider".

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

Posted: 2019-04-25, 8:01
by mōdgethanc
lambent (of light or fire) glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance

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

Posted: 2019-04-25, 17:27
by linguoboy
chork to make a squelching sound, especially due to water-logged footwear when walking

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

Posted: 2019-04-29, 7:22
by vidya31
Prem=love