I know some countries eat them. I wouldn't mind trying it. They probably taste like chicken. Lol
Eating ants is actually a good I-am-stranded-and-lost-in-the-woods-and-now-I-have-to-survive-on-my-own-and-it-is-getting-dark-oh-my-god-help-me kind of tip.
Mostly the larvae and eggs, "escamoles" the mexican caviar, only in season, better fresh!
So I know "cheers" and "bowl" are the same word, but why are they pronounced with the "s" and the "k" "normally" instead of that weird aspirated "hw" sound? Are they just exceptions?
They're regular – that sound happens before the 'soft' vowels e, i, y, ä, ö, but not before the 'hard' vowels a, o, u, å. This difference also affects how k and g are pronounced. E.g. god with a hard G but gillar with a soft sound like y in 'yes' in English.
Oh my gosh! I immediately drew this as as chart in my Swedish notebook (yes i write all the words I learn in a notebook to look at while going to sleep xD) Where was this when I needed it a couple months ago!
in dutch we have two words for bowl. "Schaal" which is shallow bowl, deeper than a plate but shallower than an average bowl. "Kom" is a deeper bowl as one's used to in english
does this distinction exist in swedish? And if so, which one is skål, and what's the word for the other one?
Good question. I might be a bit on the bataviophile side of things, but I'm afraid I lack sufficient knowledge to thoroughly compare the languages. But I think what we in Swedish call "skål" is a bowl or a schaal, whereas a deep plate or kom is called djup tallrik.