Is "loukaniko" the general word for a sausage in Greek or just for a particular type of sausage? In Bulgarian a similar word ('лукан(ь)ка' /the ь is silent/) means а kind of dry salami, similar to sujuk.
PS The word itself comes from the name of an area in Southern Italy, called Lucania. For those who want a hint that would help them learn the word, note that lycan means a werewolf... and werewolves' favourite snack is meat.
In fact you can eat a type of sausage in northern Italy called "Luganega". It comes from the sausages, the "Lucanica", that roman soldier discovered when they first conquered Lucania region.
Interesting. The great Greek philolog Babiniotis says in his dictionary that λουκάνικο comes from Lat. lucanicum from Lūcāni = people in South Italy who could make sausages. Apparently he talks about Lucania
Am I imagining things or does φρ sound like an f? I could be totally out of my mind here :)
φ - phi, pronounced f. ρ - rho, pronounced r. So it should sound like fr like in fresh.
There's a joke about this:
There was a couple once, and they had a baby boy. However, they couldn't agree about how they should name him. The father wanted to name him Loukas, while the mother wanted to name him Nikos.
Since they couldn't come to an agreement, they just named him Λουκάνικο. The end.
Stupid joke, but meh, whatever.