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sionnach commented on the word women, fire and dangerous things
Tasmanian devils, cheeses, and spoons
Opossums*, bananas, and forks,
Kangaroos, eggs, and knives
'Beutelratte'; not 'opossum'
December 7, 2008
bilby commented on the word women, fire and dangerous things
Hmmmm, that could be a could game. Pick three nouns that have the same gender in any given language and lump them together. Fascinating for English speakers. e.g. (in Italian)
Men: watermelons, cinemas and earthquakes
Women: lies, wheels and public fountains
Trannies*: fingers, walls and bedsheets
* there are some nouns that change gender between singular and plural
December 5, 2008
sarra commented on the word women, fire and dangerous things
Ah, fine. I already did my swooning over on turquoise :)
Members of the female noun class in the Australian language Dyirbal, and the title of a book by George Lakoff.
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