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  • Each of these dialects can be roughly subdivided into smaller subdialects all employing their own words for "vlinder". Q.PHEEVR ON 'BUTTERFLY.' 2005

  • I was very interested to read this post about butterflies, partly because I've been reading some "fascinating" articles about the staggering amount of variety of Dutch dialect words for butterfly the common name of which is, I'd like to point, out "vlinder" in Dutch; the name mentioned above is a dialect variety. Q.PHEEVR ON 'BUTTERFLY.' 2005

  • German Schmetterling Finnish perhonen Dutch vlinder Swedish fjäril Russian báboshka Danish sommerfugl Polish motyl Norwegian sommerfugl Greek petaloúda ir fach yr haf Hungarian lepke Welsh glöyn byw pili-pala Can one detect, in pili-pala, an echo of the Latin papilio?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 3 1980


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  • Dutch for butterfly.

    April 22, 2009