SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WORD #68
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MÅNGATA (common gender/en- word, pl: mångator)
1. when the moon reflects over the water and looks like a road
Beautiful in both sound and meaning! I love words that have something to do with the moon, they always sound very pleasant. In my opinion, the moon is simply lovely.
What a beautiful word! Swedish is a beautiful language, and one I am excited to focus on someday! :D
That's rather lovely - the sort of construction one would find in the Sagas or in Old English poetry.
It's indeed very beautiful. It reminded me of the Turkish word "yakamoz", which also means the reflection of moonlight in water.
Is there really no English word or phrase for it? In Finnish it's "kuun silta", bridge of the moon.
I really can't think of anything quite like it in English. After I read it I found a couple of lines of the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes kept popping up in my head, and when I re-read it I found the line "The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor" - I think the closest we get to it. I would love to use "moon-road", "moon-way", or "moon-bridge", to describe the reflection of moonlight on water though.
Nice one! So what comes next? Midsommarstång? (Or maybe that's already included in the course, I don't remember.)