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Sunny Clouds

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #60 on: 16 Feb 2018 07:21PM »
Fiesta
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #61 on: 16 Feb 2018 07:54PM »
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #62 on: 16 Feb 2018 08:16PM »
Rio

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #63 on: 16 Feb 2018 08:17PM »
Grande  ;)
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #64 on: 16 Feb 2018 11:28PM »
Piccolo
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #65 on: 17 Feb 2018 08:53AM »
Sunny, what's the link between Rio Grande and Piccolo?  (yes, I did Google, but all I saw there was in another language and the translation left me even more confused  >hmm< )

I'm sure you haven't just posted randomly  ;-)  so following on from piccolo (definition - a small flute):

Music

Sunny Clouds

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #66 on: 17 Feb 2018 10:47AM »
Sorry, parallel mental associations. 

1.Words for big and small, e.g. Italian

Grande = big
Piccolo = small

The 'gr' root for big and 'pic/mic' root for small is found in a varity of Indoeuropean languages.  E.g. English great (linked to German gross and French grand in addition to our having both those words); and micro (borrowed from Greek) & pickney (Carribean English for small child, probably taken from Portuguese).

Grande and Piccolo appear in English untranslated as a size in some contexts, particularly relating to food and drink as well as a qualifying size term for a variety of musical instruments, which leads us onto...


2. musical instruments (named for their size)

Grand piano
Piccolo


Once we got off into fiesta, rio, grande etc. that was my mind off on one linguistically.

« Last Edit: 17 Feb 2018 10:56AM by Sunny Clouds »
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #67 on: 17 Feb 2018 10:58AM »
Anyway, following on from music...

Rhythm
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #68 on: 17 Feb 2018 11:11AM »
Beat

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #69 on: 17 Feb 2018 12:09PM »
Win
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #70 on: 17 Feb 2018 12:59PM »
Dry

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #71 on: 17 Feb 2018 02:25PM »
Towel
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #72 on: 17 Feb 2018 04:56PM »
 >tah< for explanation, Sunny, I now know a little more Italian  >biggrin<

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #73 on: 17 Feb 2018 05:13PM »
Bird
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #74 on: 17 Feb 2018 05:16PM »
..hey, hang about - OldTone, did you misread 'win' for 'wine' to follow it with 'dry'??

(as you can all tell, I'm scrutinising these very carefully  >lol<)

Anyway:

Feather