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Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:05 pm

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Re: favourite words

Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:26 pm

I only know 1 or 3 of those words. Isn't karsk some kind of ice? is this the same as kvark?

How about

pajamas
obliterate
smack
aardvaark
porcupine
pangalin
avocado
snorkel

and from the slang thanks to the Vagina Monologues

coochie-snorcher

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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:31 pm

i would think u would know what a kvark is, it has to do with quantum physics.
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Post by Eldorion on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:44 pm

Is kvark a quark?  I'm not surprised that Halfy (nor I) didn't know what the Norwegian translation is.
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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:50 pm

well.. it is kinda obvious though Rolling Eyes (because it is pronounced the same duh..well almost, we pronounce the v)
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Re: favourite words

Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:29 pm

Contemplate - a fine word Nod

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Re: favourite words

Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:42 pm

Yes, contemplate is a very fine word. As is memorandum.

Do Fjordlandians pronounce a v the way we pronounce a w? That changes everything.

And kvetch is an exemplary word, but only if you pronounce a hard v.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:46 pm

Norc wrote:(because it is pronounced the same duh..well almost, we pronounce the v)

So ... it's not pronounced the same at all, then? Razz
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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:55 pm

no... we pronounce v as in victory. 


eldo Rolling Eyes it has the same K and A and R and K... it's just the v...
(quark sounds like quack... kvark is like so much more fun to say)
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Re: favourite words

Post by David H on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:08 pm

I like to pair the word "quirk" with "quark".
Do you have a Fjordlandic word that goes well with "kvark"?

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Re: favourite words

Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:02 pm

Norc wrote:no... we pronounce v as in victory. 


eldo Rolling Eyes it has the same K and A and R and K... it's just the v...
(quark sounds like quack... kvark is like so much more fun to say)

No, quark most definitely does not sound like quack, it sounds like quaRck.

(and not 'quoke' as the brits would pronounce it.  Evil or Very Mad )

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Re: favourite words

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:06 pm

There are some, David, which share the same "kva-" opening. Like "kvalifisert" (qualified) and "kvartett" (quartet). Both of which share and probably have their origin in the "qua-" opening in english, so there's probably some connection betwen the sounds.

As for the general pronounciation, while they are slightly different they are so similar I doubt anyone would fail to grasp the meaning whichever pronounciation they heard.  Shrugging

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Re: favourite words

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:08 pm

halfwise wrote:
Norc wrote:no... we pronounce v as in victory. 


eldo Rolling Eyes it has the same K and A and R and K... it's just the v...
(quark sounds like quack... kvark is like so much more fun to say)

No, quark most definitely does not sound like quack, it sounds like quaRck.

(and not 'quoke' as the brits would pronounce it.  Evil or Very Mad )

I was going to say I had the impression it was pronounced kind of like norc, but that's probably how the english pronounce it then.  Razz 

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Re: favourite words

Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:19 pm

The english and americans pronounce Norc differently, but in each case it would rhyme with their pronunciation of quark.

To our ears the Brit pronunciation of Norc is just shy of 'knock'.  But then they've started throwing in an extra r in words like 'sawr' instead of 'saw', because perversely if you wrote the word 'sawr' they would pronounce it 'saw'.

American linguists rather smugly refer to this as 'over-compensation'.  Razz 

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Re: favourite words

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:32 pm

Maybe it boils down to simply having more time to screw around with the language.  Laughing 

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Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:46 pm

This British English vs American English thing is quite fun to watch from the sideline Laughing

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Re: favourite words

Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:49 pm

Oh, we find the Brits to be adorable.  Sort of old school charming, like your grandmother.  Wink 

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Post by Amarië on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:48 pm

I like sjablong. And the (very?) local word gløslik. Gløs=(quick) look, lik=like and it is used when someone at first glance looks like someone else, then you look again and find that they don't really look a like at all. Laughing

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Post by Amarië on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:53 pm

Also Brits shouldn't claim American's put R into random words when neither of them can pronounce R correctly in the first place.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:16 pm

plonker is a good word

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Re: favourite words

Post by Lancebloke on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:21 pm

Don't you bloody Americans start telling us English how to pronounce our own fecking language!!!!  Mad 

And you can fuck off with your adorable too!!
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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:43 pm

halfwise wrote:
Norc wrote:no... we pronounce v as in victory. 


eldo Rolling Eyes it has the same K and A and R and K... it's just the v...
(quark sounds like quack... kvark is like so much more fun to say)

No, quark most definitely does not sound like quack, it sounds like quaRck.

(and not 'quoke' as the brits would pronounce it.  Evil or Very Mad )
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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:46 pm

Bluebottle wrote:
halfwise wrote:
Norc wrote:no... we pronounce v as in victory. 


eldo Rolling Eyes it has the same K and A and R and K... it's just the v...
(quark sounds like quack... kvark is like so much more fun to say)

No, quark most definitely does not sound like quack, it sounds like quaRck.

(and not 'quoke' as the brits would pronounce it.  Evil or Very Mad )

I was going to say I had the impression it was pronounced kind of like norc, but that's probably how the english pronounce it then.  Razz 

halfwise wrote:The english and americans pronounce Norc differently, but in each case it would rhyme with their pronunciation of quark.

To our ears the Brit pronunciation of Norc is just shy of 'knock'.  But then they've started throwing in an extra r in words like 'sawr' instead of 'saw', because perversely if you wrote the word 'sawr' they would pronounce it 'saw'.

American linguists rather smugly refer to this as 'over-compensation'.   Razz
why is it so dificult.. or the ozzie way, like hawk, nawk, but more nasal. didn't know the brits did is as in knock... i guess the scottish way may be more similar to how I would do it.

in norway it is like from moomin valley, the snork (snorken), so norc as in the verb å snorke, (my O not your O, blue, O as in ost or O as in Nora)

no.. wait, edit: it is actually /nårk/ in norwegian.
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Post by David H on Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:00 pm

Lancebloke wrote:
And  you can fuck off with your adorable too!!



Tisk tisk!  Such language from a cute sad puppy! No {{ Smile }}

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Re: favourite words

Post by David H on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Lancebloke wrote:Don't you bloody Americans start telling us English how to pronounce our own fecking language!!!!

I hope you all understand that if he ever heard me speak, Halfy would make just as much fun of the way I speak as he does of all of you, or for that matter as I would of him (New Yowakahs Rolling Eyes ) It's the same in Britain and Fjordlandia I'm sure!

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