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 razlem » 2020-09-19, 0:26

(en) irascible

Easily angered, short-tempered
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby OldBoring » 2020-09-22, 10:31

razlem wrote:(en) irascible

Easily angered, short-tempered

Wow. Irascibile is a common-usage word in Italian.

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Postby linguoboy » 2020-09-22, 12:10

OldBoring wrote:
razlem wrote:(en) irascible

Easily angered, short-tempered

Wow. Irascibile is a common-usage word in Italian.

Well, ira is a common word to y’all whereas we rarely talk about “ire”.

My usual word for “easily angered” is “eardible”. Thanks Dad!
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-09-24, 23:33

(en) sphygmomanometer - blood pressure gauge

Trying to pronounce it left me feeling like this.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby razlem » 2020-10-05, 0:18

(en) variegated - exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks (or) marked by variety

Seems like it's used mostly in the context of leaves, but can apparently be used to refer to minerals or fur.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2020-10-05, 1:33

razlem wrote:Seems like it's used mostly in the context of leaves, but can apparently be used to refer to minerals or fur.

Yeah, I pretty much only ever recall hearing it in a botanical context. (But then I'm really into plants, not so much into rocks.)
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-10-05, 2:31

razlem wrote:(en) variegated - exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks (or) marked by variety

Seems like it's used mostly in the context of leaves, but can apparently be used to refer to minerals or fur.

Or feathers, or yarn or fabric.

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

Postby Gormur » 2020-10-05, 21:43

(en) goalgetter
(no) (sports) goalgetter

I didn't know this term
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Naava » 2020-10-28, 23:20

(fi) tuura - a tool for breaking ice, consisting of a heavy chisel-like iron head which is attached to a long wooden handle to allow the use of the tool in standing position

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

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-10-28, 23:58

Naava wrote:(fi) tuura - a tool for breaking ice, consisting of a heavy chisel-like iron head which is attached to a long wooden handle to allow the use of the tool in standing position

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Cool! I looked it up (you knew I'd check out the etymology, didn't you? :mrgreen: ), it's tuur in Estonian, and it turns out the Votic cognate duura is a long pole with a hoof-shaped end used for scaring fish into nets:
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while the word tuura with the same etymological origin refers to the tool you've mentioned, the same as in Finnish.

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

Postby Naava » 2020-10-29, 0:07

Linguaphile wrote:Cool! I looked it up (you knew I'd check out the etymology, didn't you? :mrgreen: )

Of course, and so did I. :mrgreen:

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

Postby mōdgethanc » 2020-10-29, 8:29

currach /ˈkɜɹə(x)/ a kind of Irish boat made of a wooden frame and animal skins, much like an Inuit umiak


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