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mr_G
17-08-2006, 13:23:55
how do you call a veranda in italian?

MoSe
17-08-2006, 13:39:07
OWN GOAL

how do you call a veranda in dutch???

:rolleyes:

it's an italian word, borrowed by other languages
:p

MoSe
17-08-2006, 13:43:21
it's like asking how do you call a pizza in italian

Japher
17-08-2006, 13:43:43
use the phone?

Tizzy
17-08-2006, 13:44:58
:lol:

King_Ghidra
17-08-2006, 13:54:42
:lol: my god that was actually clever

mr_G
17-08-2006, 14:29:38
:lol:

and what's like a terrain drawing? or a drawing of the situation.

MoSe
17-08-2006, 15:03:55
technical or landscaping?

mr_G
17-08-2006, 15:07:58
landscaping

Japher
17-08-2006, 15:09:49
they call that "gay"

MoSe
17-08-2006, 15:11:14
watercolor or charcoal?

mr_G
17-08-2006, 15:18:01
nonono the technical name of a landscaping situation drawing

Cruddy
17-08-2006, 15:20:43
What's the Dutch for yacht?

MoSe
17-08-2006, 15:22:47
Why a Duck?

MoSe
17-08-2006, 15:23:44
Originally posted by mr_G
nonono the technical name of a landscaping situation drawing

you mean an environmental assesment?

Cruddy
17-08-2006, 15:23:45
Why not a Duck?

mr_G
17-08-2006, 15:31:47
Originally posted by MoSe
you mean an environmental assesment? sisi

Oerdin
17-08-2006, 16:39:27
Hey, I do environmental assessments for a living.

Japher
17-08-2006, 16:51:30
hehe... he said ass

Colon
17-08-2006, 16:53:35
Why did they gave the veranda an Italian word?

MoSe
18-08-2006, 06:56:21
because you conldn't come up with one of your own

for instance, if english had been like german, you would have used


glassframeworkprotectionenclosedbalcony

MoSe
18-08-2006, 06:56:55
Originally posted by Japher
hehe... he said ass

more: he asses meant

MoSe
18-08-2006, 06:59:28
Originally posted by mr_G
sisi

hell, be damned if I know!

what did you take me for? an Aaarrrchitect?????



I might invent "vista al naturale" but if that's the actual proper term then I'm Stephen Hawking

Colon
18-08-2006, 10:34:54
Originally posted by MoSe
because you conldn't come up with one of your own

for instance, if english had been like german, you would have used


glassframeworkprotectionenclosedbalcony

100 - 0

Drekkus
18-08-2006, 11:20:23
Is a veranda glass enclosed?

MoSe
18-08-2006, 11:59:54
I realise that the word doesn't come from Italian, but from India thru early Portuguese explorers (before England came there).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veranda
There it's practically a ground-level covered but open balcony...
In other parts of the world it also refers to upper-floors balconies

as the suffix -nd[a] comes from the gerundive form of latin verbs, continued the same way in italian,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/gerundive
I always felt the word as natural and typical of my language, and not a foreing adapted term.
For instance, the italian "mutanda" = underpant literally means in Latin "to be changed", hopefully daily :)

As in northern Italy climate a veranda is tipically protected from weather with a glass windowing, and as we call glass "vetro", I always thought that veranda was the contrapted form of the ugly vetranda, "to be glassed" :cute:
:lol:

Indeed, to me the primary meaning of that name has always been "upper-floor glass-enclosed balcony", like a bowindow on a terrace
:)

Luckily I'm not an Aarrrchitect

MoSe
18-08-2006, 12:02:44
another fine example of such name form is Miranda = "to be admired"
:)

MoSe
18-08-2006, 12:17:59
I found a barbaric mistake in the Wiki gerundive link above!
some words come from Latin gerundives by an indirect route; propaganda, for example, comes from a phrase containing a feminine form of propagandum, the gerundive of propagare, to propagate

that -a ending is actually the plural of the neuter -um (as in the terms "fora" or "stadia" I saw many of you use)
:rolleyes:
= all the things to be propagated

MoSe
18-08-2006, 12:19:09
hoc filum delendum est!

(this thread must be deleted)

Colon
18-08-2006, 12:27:03
You appear happy in your auto-conversation.

MoSe
18-08-2006, 12:31:40
yes I get along much better with myself than with strangers

I sit snug and warm in my italian veranda, watching the rest of the world but secluded from it

MoSe
18-08-2006, 12:32:42
besides this is a mr.G thread so nothing can be too weird