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@Mitwah posted:

Ever used a ghir-ghira?

Of course..itis the round seine…u walk in the tench n pull it thru n catch fish.  My dad used to knit the net n he used a flexible vine (we called it maswah vine..it grew  bt the. β€˜Watah side’ mostly) to make the β€˜ring’ at the top.  I am surprised that a Berbician knows abt ghir ghira.. do u know wht a MASWAH is??

Lynn
@Irfon Ali posted:

anar is pomegranate

Omg  u know eh!!

well growing up as. Lil kid, my mom always said anar as we had 3 treesin our yard..i never heard this word since i left home after high sch..but there is this Indian TV show on colors n someone gave a glass of juice n said it was anar juice..then suddenly i rem that it is pomegranate ( we used to call it  PUNGRAMA or POMGRAMA as kids)

Lynn
@Wildflower posted:

Lynn lots of the words on here I never heard or maybe I was oblivious when the older folks talked ….since I was/is an only child I was always sent to play or do work when dem big ppl a talk

after all of us older siblings migrated, my sis told us she stayed nearby when the big people were talking and she heard lots of precious family history. the old folks are gone, and we're glad she can pass on all that info. to us

IA
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@Wildflower posted:

Lynn lots of the words on here I never heard or maybe I was oblivious when the older folks talked ….since I was/is an only child I was always sent to play or do work when dem big ppl a talk

My mom’s vocab was different..my nani came from India so that is why so mant hindi or bhojpuri words were used in our home!!

honestly i never used the Eng words for many things until I started high sch..lol

β€˜go jarray d mats’ since my mom said it..all my older siblings said the same thing

”change d chaddar”

”wash d bhartan”

my mom never said shoes..it was always joota

Lynn

Being the baby of the family..last of 8 kids, i was spoilt by both parents n even older siblings except my eldest bro n sis who beat the crapout of me for my β€˜rottenness’ hehehehe

my Maa used to say β€˜come fuh some dulaar’

or whn i sulked she used to say β€˜me know uwant some dulaar’

she never said β€˜pelt’ it was always β€˜jataha’

Lynn
@Mitwah posted:

Gobar

Not sure abt gobHar

but gubara/Gobara :β€”-when u heap up cowdung to dry (n used β€˜mould’ for garden plants) ..i used to have to spade up cowdung from ourback hard n put in a pile for it to dry..then my mom used to put in bags n hit on ground to break or pound it in the bag with a cricket bat to break up..natural soil/fertilizer for garden!

Lynn
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@Lynn posted:

Not sure abt gobHar

but gubara/Gobara :β€”-when u heap up cowdung to dry (n used β€˜mould’ for garden plants) ..i used to have to spade up cowdung from ourback hard n put in a pile for it to dry..then my mom used to put in bags n hit on ground to break or pound it in the bag with a cricket bat to break up..natural soil/fertilizer for garden!

Also used for cooking, mosquito smoke, in Hawan and production of Methane gas.

Peeps used to daab bottom house and fowl pen with it, mixed as a paste with clay mud.

Mitwah
@Mitwah posted:
ΰ€­ΰ₯ˆΰ€‚ΰ€Έ BhaiNs.. the little dot means it's Nasal ...
Sometimes used an insult for a fat person.

Same  as in baigan.  Whn Indians  say the word , they stress on the AI n there is a faint N sound after the AI  
so i think it baiNgan/bhaiNgan

ps i have many  indian coworkers ..mostly  Punjabis/Sikhs n Gujratis

they say baylan for belna

n call sada roti Phulka roti

the β€˜ph’ sound is not an β€˜F’ sound like in English

Lynn
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