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 Post subject: Shetland Body Part Names
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Hello to one and all!.

A new year and a new forum Very Happy

Okay, here are the Shetland names for some body parts. I think I got this list from a friend many years ago but can't remember for sure.

I will post a few each time so we don't have an overload Exclamation

Skolt = skull.
Ears = Jora.
Cheek = Kidn.
Nose = Troni, Snossek.
Monn = mouth.
Monnvjeg = the corner of the mouth.

Jakkel = molar tooth
Baitleks = teeth
Tannjeks newly grown teeth of children.
Bitls = old teeth, two or three.

Slobi = lower lip.
Hais = neck.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Thank you, there's some good old Norn words in your list.. Cool


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:27 pm 
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That's good to hear Cool

Do any of our Faroese members want to list the Shetland names with the Faroese forms alongside?.

For me it would be fascinating to see the similarities.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:43 am 
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Interesting list Ugl Wink

First of all, regarding the sequence in your list.
In the first line and from the fifth line onwards you have Shetland = English, while in the second to fourth line you have English = Shetland Smile

The words in 'Faroese'

Skolt = skull. 'skøltur'
Ears = Jora. 'oyra'
Cheek = Kidn. 'kinn'
Nose = Troni, Snossek. 'trýni', 'nøs'
Monn = mouth. 'munnur', 'muður'
Monnvjeg = the corner of the mouth. 'munnvik'

Jakkel = molar tooth 'jaksil'
Baitleks = teeth 'tenn'
Tannjeks newly grown teeth of children.
Bitls = old teeth, two or three.

Slobi = lower lip.
Hais = neck. 'hálsur'

Those came straight to my mind, I will have to look the other ones up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:15 am 
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Oh, so I do, how did that happen? Shocked Laughing

Wow, some of those names are very similar to Faroese.

Ok, part two.

Kverk - the corner where the throat joins the chin.
Navers ben - the uppermost bone in the back.
Bronga/Bringa/Pobi(?) - breast.
Prummek - nipple.
Glomeks - hands
Løf - palm.
Lor - thigh(of leg).

Oh, and I'm writing these names just as they are spelled/written on the list.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Shetland - English Faroese

Kverk - the corner where the throat joins the chin. Kvørk-rar (plural-word)
Navers ben - the uppermost bone in the back. ??
Bronga/Bringa/Pobi(?) - breast. Bringa, bróst
Prummek - nipple. bróst-vørta
Glomeks - hands Hendur
Løf - palm. Lógvi
Lor - thigh(of leg). Lør


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 am 
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Hompi Compi/Ratsin = buttocks.

Rovek = anus.

Rigg = the back.

Pilli/Pintl = penis.

Skøvek = foot.

Hjogelben/Jokl = shoulder.

Hwarm/Hvarm = The eye lids.

Buk/Krupen = the trunk/main part of the body.

Kni Sjal = The Knee Pan(?).

Krag = The Throat/Neck/Collar.

Lith = A joint of the body, somewhere that bends.

Okay, the list is almost finished!.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:08 am 
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Shetland = English - Faroese


Hompi Compi/Ratsin = buttocks. - gumpur/rassur/bølli

Rovek = anus. - reyv

Rigg = the back. - ryggur

Pilli/Pintl = penis. - pill /pilli

Skøvek = foot. - fótur

Hjogelben/Jokl = shoulder. - øksl

Hwarm/Hvarm = The eye lids. - eygnalok

Buk/Krupen = the trunk/main part of the body. - búkur/bulur

Kni Sjal = The Knee Pan(?). - knæ-skel [knae-shel]

Krag = The Throat/Neck/Collar. - kragi (collar)

Lith = A joint of the body, somewhere that bends. - lið


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Thanks Ljun, this is fascinating!. I "knew" there might be a connection with a few of the names but to see how many and how close the Shetland and Faroese names are is fantastic.

Okay,

Mergi = Bone Marrow.

Mergi Ben = Breast Bone.

Mirri Ben = Funny Bone.

Kept = Jaw Bone.

Mogi = The Stomach.

Pong = Testicles.

Nir = Kidney.

Bjonkels = Bunions.

Blemmek = Blister, Blain.

Bluemelt, Bloloppen = A Bruise.

Bulki = A Humpback.

Star = A Cataract(in eye).

Nitrek = A lump on the skin, a wart.

Gulsa = Jaundice.

Nedfalsott = Epilepsy.

Jarma = Heartburn.

Robbi Rottl/Robbi Roitl = Diarrhoea.

The End!.

I might submit these words to the Shetland Words book. I'm not sure if the names should be split i.e Mergi Ben?.


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Shetland = English - Faroese


Mergi = Bone Marrow. - Mergur

Mergi Ben = Breast Bone. - Bringu-Bein

Mirri Ben = Funny Bone. Alboga-Stoyts-Bein

Kept = Jaw Bone. Kjálka-Bein / Kjaftur

Mogi = The Stomach. - Magi

Pong = Testicles. - Pungur

Nir = Kidney. - Nýra

Bjonkels = Bunions. - Svullur

Blemmek = Blister, Blain. - Blæma

Bluemelt, Bloloppen = A Bruise. - Melting / Blátt Merki

Bulki = A Humpback. - Kúla

Star = A Cataract(in eye). - Stari

Nitrek = A lump on the skin, a wart. - Nitra / Finna

Gulsa = Jaundice. - Gulsótt

Nedfalsott = Epilepsy. - Niðurfalssótt

Jarma = Heartburn. - Bróstsviði

Robbi Rottl/Robbi Roitl = Diarrhoea. - Lívsýki / Leyst Lív


Normally the words are not split in Norse spelling but I chose to do it in order to follow your pattern, e.g. 'Bringubein - Bringu-Bein' etc.

However splitting the words can be an advantage when explaining the meaning, e.g. Nedfalsott Ned (Down) - Fall (Fall) - Sott (Disease) = Epilepsy; Bluemelt Blue (Blue) - Melt (Bruise) = (Blue-) Bruise.

Note also that in the word 'Blue-melt' you have an English 'Blue-', while in 'Bloloppen' i.e. 'Blå-loppen' you have kept the Old Norn 'Blå-' pron. [:blo-] for 'Blue'. Blå (Blue) - Loppen (Caused??) = (Blue-) Bruise. Wink


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