Word of the Day

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mist in Slavic languages

It's funny to notice how different Slavic languages deal with the word for mist or fog. Sometimes it looks as though four letters (g is a Czech/Slovak innovation from general Slavic g) were scattered over a table and each Slavic language combined them haphazardly. Czech has mlha, but Polish and Russian have mgła and мгла (mgla), respectively, whereas Slovak has hmla.

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