Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-07, 19:57

(fi) eloisa
lively, energetic

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-07, 20:45

(et) kümnevõistlus
decathlon

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Postby h34 » 2019-12-08, 0:27

(mhr) лунчыргымаш / lunčõrgõmaš
exhaustion

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Antea » 2019-12-08, 7:56

(fi) levätä
To rest

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-08, 9:21

(fi) levä
seaweed

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-08, 16:29

(izh) leibä
bread

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-08, 18:25

(fi) rukiinen
something that has (lots of) rye in it

(ryey? ryeful? :lol:)

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-08, 19:23

Naava wrote:(fi) rukiinen
something that has (lots of) rye in it

(ryey? ryeful? :lol:)

I think in English it's just rye as an adjective, at least when referring to food that contains rye, which is a bit disappointing, because it honestly doesn't have the same "feel" to it as Finnish rukiinen or Estonian rukkine.
However: in addition to the boring translations "rye" and "from rye," Saagpakk's Estonian-English dictionary also adds these amusingly specific translations of rukkine as well: "rye growing among..." and "(floor) covered in rye". So rukkine nisu is rye growing among wheat, and rukkine põrand or rukkine rehealune is a floor covered in rye. You certainly couldn't translated rukkine as simply "rye" in either of those contexts (*rye wheat or *rye floor).
I'm guessing it's somewhat similar in Finnish with rukiinen - that the adjective "rye" works as a translation sometimes but not always.

(et) rukkilill
corn flower (lit. rye flower)

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby h34 » 2019-12-15, 7:31

(udm) лыз / lõz
blue

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Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-15, 17:13

(et) lõss
skim milk

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-22, 23:33

(et) loss
castle

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Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-23, 2:14

(et) lossija
longshoreman

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Postby Antea » 2019-12-23, 9:03

(krl) veneh
Boat, ship

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-23, 10:30

(fi) Veneskoski
A village in Southern Ostrobothnia (where one of my sister-in-law's relatives is from).

The name is literally venes 'boat' + koski 'rapid'; venes comes from S. Ostrobothnian dialect (cf. standard Finnish vene)

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Postby h34 » 2019-12-23, 14:42

(mhr) салке / salke
raft

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Postby Antea » 2019-12-23, 15:12

(krl) hyleh
Seal

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Postby Naava » 2019-12-23, 15:46

(fi) norppa
Ringed seal

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Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-23, 16:05

(et) randal
harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

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Postby h34 » 2019-12-24, 15:04

(et) leetseljak
sandbank, sandbar

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Re: Uralic Languages Word-Association Game

Postby Naava » 2019-12-26, 16:10

(fi) merenselkä
open sea


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