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 vijayjohn » 2019-09-24, 7:23

മരണക്കിണറ് [məˈɾəɳəkɛɳərɯ] - I might be remembering this wrong, but IIRC, this means a very deep well (literally 'death well'). Or else it means a rope that's long and can get to the bottom of such a well.

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

Postby linguoboy » 2019-09-24, 14:33

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-26, 4:10

I need to make sure to write down words again when my dad shares them with me. :?

വാരണാസി [ʋaːɾəˈɳaːsi] - Varanasi (alongside വാരാണസി [ʋaːˈɾaːɳəsi], which is apparently closer to the pronunciation in most Indian languages, and വരണാസി [ʋəɾəˈɳaːsi], which I always thought was the way to pronounce it and how my parents pronounced it and is definitely how I myself pronounce it)

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

Postby linguoboy » 2019-10-09, 19:40

farciminal sausage-shaped, cylindrical
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-14, 3:24

vijayjohn wrote:മരണക്കിണറ് [məˈɾəɳəkɛɳərɯ] - I might be remembering this wrong, but IIRC, this means a very deep well (literally 'death well'). Or else it means a rope that's long and can get to the bottom of such a well.

Actually, it's neither of these things.

It's a kind of circus attraction and motorbike stunt show: a hole in the ground where two people (probably men...) on motorbikes are supposed drive really fast without colliding. My dad says this was how he learned about centrifugal force.

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

Postby linguoboy » 2019-10-29, 14:23

outport

I thought this might be a misprint but apparently it's a legit word for "lesser port" much used in Atlantic Canada.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-29, 22:14

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വളയ്ക്കുക [ʋəˈɭɛkʲuga] - to cause to bend, cheat, defraud
പരിധി [pəˈɾid̪ʱi] - limit, boundary, range, circumference, enclosure, horizon, covering, chariot wheel

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

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vijayjohn wrote:non-paternity event - in genetics, when someone who is presumed to be an individual's father is not in fact the biological father


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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-07, 0:17

മാറ്റൊലി [ˈmaːtoli] - echo (my dad misremembered this word as *മറ്റൊലി [mətˈtoli])
കിഴിവ് [kiˈɻiʋɯ] - discount
donair - Canadian version of döner
butter tart - some kind of Canadian pastry tart
soapberries - some kind of berries whose pulp is used for making soap
sxusem (pronounced [ˈskʰʊʃm̩]?) - Indian ice cream, a traditional indigenous Canadian whipped confection made from soapberries and other fruits

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

Postby linguoboy » 2019-11-07, 15:45

invictive

I think this was a typo for something else (invective?) but it turns out to be historically attested (albeit rarely).
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-12, 23:02

ഘട്ടം ഘട്ടത്തിൽ [gʱəˈʈəm gʱəˈʈət̪ɪl] - step by step
കുങ്കുമം [kʊŋˈgʊməm] - saffron (not necessarily edible)
കളഭം [kəˈɭəbʱəm] - perfumed sandalwood paste, young elephant, arrow, a kind of myrtle
അത്തിപ്പഴം [əˈt̪ipəɻəm] - fig
gitishness - stupidity (apparently)
delineate - to sketch out, draw or trace an outline; depict, represent with pictures; describe or depict with words or gestures; outline or mark out (I thought this was basically just a synonym for the verb detail)
limn - to draw, paint, delineate
limnetic - of or pertaining to the deeper, open waters, e.g. of a lake; an animal living in the limnetic zone


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