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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Forostar, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    The machine that cuts grass is one word (not two), lawnmower. "Lawn mower" is the Trump lookalike i.e. the person.
  2. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    We use the word "slåmaskin" in Norwegian, too - but we use it for a larger machine used to cut taller grass, more specifically in a farming setting.
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Grasmaaier (grass mower)
    To mow: to cut down (grass, grain, etc.) with a scythe or a machine.

    Yep, makes sense.
  4. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    When I was wee I used to confuse move and mow and I thought the lawnmower "mowes" the grass away :D
  5. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    A lawnmower in Standard Purebred Russian--"газонокосилка" (f).
  6. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    What is purebreed, Freeyyaa?
  7. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    Here the term "purebred" means "70% of cognates and only 30% of borrowings"
  8. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    As defined by who?
  9. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Language is fluid, it's functional, it changes. How do you say software, transistor, oscilloscope on purebreed Russian?
  10. Legatodave

    Legatodave Nomad

    Purebred has racist tones that i think should not be used
    unless talking about dogs or cats or horses or something like that

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