Re: Words that mean "I don't understand what you say"
Originally Posted by Ushuaia
In the Irish language, (Munster dialect) we would say :
Ní thuigim, i gceart, cad atá a rá agat? = I don't rightly understand what you are saying.
or perhaps a more usual form would be ; Ní thuigim cad atá tú ag caint faoi. I don't know what you are speaking about.
The River Avon near Bristol in south west England may qualify for the toponym part of your question: the Welsh word afon meaning "river" (f is pronounced as v in Welsh). One can imagine the question in English, "What's this called?" (meaning "What is the local name for this River?" ; answer in Welsh "Afon". (meaning "Plain to see it's a river, silly.") So now it's known as River River.
Last edited by L'irlandais; 18th November 2009 at 4:10 PM.
Reason: ²Irish accents added
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