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  2. Yes, and I did make a write something about Romanian. But I don't learn by using these 'conversation techniques'. I don't have anything to add right now.
  3. But you know Romanian, so you would know the conversion techniques for Romanian.
  4. I don't know. Perhaps no one else is interested, people don't have anything more to add, people don't know Latin languages, people aren't visiting the forum very often.
  5. Well, why is no one else contributing to the list?
  6. North Country counting jargon

    And then there is giggot, the highest number in this system before "many".
  7. North Country counting jargon

    Is that 'bumfit' or 'bunfit'? Yan-a-bumfit, tan-a-bumfit, tetherabumfit, metherabumfit.
  8. North Country counting jargon

    After that is 'bumfit'. And to get the next four numbers, just combine yan-a, tan-a, tethera and methera with 'bunfit.' Does anyone here want to give that a try?
  9. North Country counting jargon

    According to the Isle of Man site: Yan-a-dik, tan-a-dik, tethera-dik, pethera-dik Tethera reminds me of the Greek number 4 τέσσερα (tessera). According to Wikipedia, there seems to be a great deal of regional variation, I suppose because it is or was a non-standardised oral tradition.
  10. North Country counting jargon

    For the next four numbers, just take yan, tan, tethera and methera and add -dik. Does anyone here want to give that a try?
  11. North Country counting jargon

    Let's focus on the first ten numbers: yan, tan, tethera, methera, pimp, sethera, lethera, hovera, covera, dik
  12. North Country counting jargon

    There's more information here and in this book preview.
  13. North Country counting jargon

    Interesting - I wasn't familiar with this.
  14. I'm sure many here will be that familiar with that counting jargon once common in rural parts of Northern England. The first three numbers would be; yan, tan, tethera And that is in some versions, other versions may differ.
  15. You may also know the card game 'Sollitaire'. That means 'solitary' in French. -ary becomes -aire in French. By the way -ic/-ical becomes -ico in Spanish and Italian.
  16. A Foreign word for each letter

    Tomber (French) = to fall
  17. Another ending that is the same in (written) French is -ance/-ence, just like -ant/-ent. It puzzles me that no one else is contributing to this list of conversion techniques. By the way, both -ic and -ical in English become -ique in French, like that of 'technique,' I believe that same word even means 'technical' in French.
  18. A Foreign word for each letter

    Sakura (Japanese) = cherry blossoms
  19. Wald (German) forest
  20. A Foreign word for each letter

    viertel (German) = quarter
  21. Explaining Grammatical terms: adverb

    That's a preposition. The adverb is 'afterwards'. Adverbs can also come at the beginning of a clause, have the verb directly in front of them, or even come at the end of a clause. If you don't know what a clause it, don't worry about the difference between a clause and a sentence.
  22. A Foreign word for each letter

    Uhr (german) : hour
  23. A Foreign word for each letter

    Toverstok (Dutch) = magic wand ☼
  24. Note, we have many pairs of words that mean the same thing, such as 'to start' and 'to commence'. The more formal word of these pairs is like the word in most or all Romance languages. In fact, most English words beginning with 'v' are also Latinate. For example, we have 'west' which is an original English word and 'vest' from French.