Thursday, 25 January 2018

Deux'trais - a few, a couple

Posted at Languagehat: How Many Is a Couple? - this has minded us to say deux'trais words about the Jèrriais expression deux'trais, which is literally two-three but means a few, or a couple (if a couple can be two or more of something).

As these texts demonstrate by their phonetic spelling: Deux strès cheschions (1910) & Deustrès Histouethes pour Rithe (1890), the pronunciation is not that far off the English dust-tray.

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