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SeamusAlba 16th January 2011 19:28

Gàidhlig Kitchen Vocabulary
 
sguab broom

soithechean dishes

rẹthadair freezer

glaine glass

cidsin kitchen

muga mug

àmhainn oven

pana pan

poit pot

fionnaradair fridge

sinc sink

sṭbh stove

Lachlan09 17th January 2011 05:36

What's microwave, breadmaking machine, deep-fat fryer and chocolate-fondue fountain ?

tig 17th January 2011 09:21

halogen oven?
brevel?

ScotSites 17th January 2011 09:54

How many of these Gaelic words were originally Gaelic and how many have been "borrowed" from English and altered to suit? Take muga (mug), pana (pan), sinc (sink) and even poit (pot) as potential candidates... working on this theory (and that is all for now that it is) maybe the Gaelic for microwave is microwabh and brevel might be brebhel! :rolleyes:

Lachlan09 17th January 2011 10:08

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Originally Posted by ScotSites (Post 417385)
How many of these Gaelic words were originally Gaelic and how many have been "borrowed" from English and altered to suit? Take muga (mug), pana (pan), sinc (sink) and even poit (pot) as potential candidates... working on this theory (and that is all for now that it is) maybe the Gaelic for microwave is microwabh and brevel might be brebhel! :rolleyes:

Or tiogleat-fondubh-fonntainn ?

A well known example is the Gaelic for a bicycle (which I can't remember how to spell - but it has a few more letters for sure) :D

wullie m 17th January 2011 10:13

Are we getting the whole dictionary? wullie.

Lachlan09 17th January 2011 10:36

Mind you, English loan-words adjusted to local spelling conventions isn't just for Gaelic by a long shot.

In my wife's case, Filipino (derived almost entirely from Tagalog - the main language of Luzon) has quite a few, of which these are some examples:-

Basket - basket
Basketbol – basketball
Biktima - victim
Biskwit - biscuit
Breyk - break
Dayari - diary
Dikri - decree
Drayber - driver
Dyip - jeep
Elementari - elementary
Eksport - export
Greyd - grade
Groseri - grocery
Iskor - score
Keyk - cake
Kostomer/Kustomer - customer
Kompyuter - computer
Manedyer - manager
Masel - muscle
Misis (Tagalog transliteration of "Mrs.") - used as a term for "wife"
Mister - used as a term for "husband"
Pulis - police
Skrin - screen
Sori - sorry
Suspek - suspect
Taksi - taxi
Trapik - traffic
Traysikel - tricycle
Treyning - training


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