Saturday, January 5, 2013

Amerysk Word of the Day: Snaaw


English = snow
German = Schnee
Dutch = sneeuw
Swedish = snö
Danish = sne
Norwegian = snø
Yiddish = schnee
French = niege
Spanish = nieve
Esperanto = neĝo

Snaaw is the noun. The verb form is snaawan.

Hit snaawan.
Wy syan snaaw.
Wy maakjan aen snaawman.

It is snowing.
We see snow.
We make a snowman. Or, We are making a snowman.

Note: maak-jan--- two syllables, so the 'kj' is not pronounced as 'ch' as it would be if they were in the same syllable.
Is there snow on the ground where you are? Do you know words for snow in other languages or conlangs? Post them as comments here!

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