Réttir (Vocabulary for 5/30/2002)


Fyrirgefðu, ég missti af degi... Ég hef verið mjög upptekinn á vinnunni.

Sorry I missed a day... I've been very busy at work. Here are some words for dishes and eating utensils in Icelandic.

bolli (m.) - cup
diskur (m.) - plate
gaffall (m.) - fork
glas (n.) - glass
hnífur (m.) - knife
krukka (f.) - jar
krús - mug
matprjónar (m. pl.) - chopsticks
servietta (f.) - napkin
skál (f.) - bowl
skeið (f.) - spoon
undirskál (f.) - saucer

'Gaffall' is not irregular, but it has an interesting declension because the 'a' in the suffix '-all' is dropped before an inflectional ending that starts with a vowel:
 
 
 
gaffall fork
Sg. nom. gaffall gafflar
acc. gaffal gaffla
dat. gaffli göfflum
gen. gaffals gaffla

This happens with lots of words ending in -inn, -ann, -ull, etc., such as himinn - heaven, aftann - evening, and jökull - glacier.

I have been posting these vocabulary lists on a web site: http://www.nemendja.net/islenska/vocab.html.

I hope the lists are useful to somebody.

Jon

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