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- BAR, BOR, POL, PUL, PIL, PIR, ZIR
General sounds for the boiling water.
The order of intensity seems to be:
- Ura zir-zir/pir-pir/pil-pil egon.
To come to boil the water.
- Ura bar-bar/bor-bor/pol-pol/pul-pul egon.
To be in an intense boiling the water.
- Bihotzak pil-pil egin.
To beat the heart.
- Some plausible derivatives:
To kick up a row. To talk to much and nonsense.
- BARRA, PARRA
The sound of pouring away something abundantly, as for a handful
- Dirua bara-barra gastatzen du horrek.
This wo/man spends freely.
- BLINK, KLINK
- Blink/klink egin.
To have a drink.
All corrections and contributions are highly encouraged.
This series is selected, translated and adapted to current orthography
without permission from: "Estudio sobre el euskera hablado" (A study
about spoken Basque) written by Fr.Diego J.de Alzo, Donostia 1961.
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