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    How do others say "quilt"?

    Not sure why this just hit me, but I was wondering about the word "QUILT" and how said and spelled in other languages. So PLEASE share if you speak another language!

    I am just curious. One of those moments when the brain went "hmmmmm"
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    In "Southern" language quuuu iiiiiiii lllll t. At least syllables! LOL

    I know, I know, you meant foreign languages!!!!

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    Hmmm, Canadian, American, Australian, English, Scottish.....quilt, quilt, quilt, quilt and quilt.

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    Sometimes my French friends call it "Patches" and sometimes "boutis". or coourtepoint.
    Others from Google Translate:
    peplomo from Esperanto, tumahi from Filipino, deche from German, poplan from Hungarian, edredon from Spanish, yorgon from Turkish, calcha from Portugese, trapunta from Italian~~~~
    Just don't call a QUILT a "blanket" as I think there is a difference. ();-)

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    Go to the Google translate which is under more at the top of their page. Put in English and then click on which language you want to know about. Quilt under Spanish is edredón. French is courtepointe.

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    my DIL said they don't need any more blankies!! grrrr.
    i'm still trying to figure out why the word anwser has a W in it!!!
    don't get me started on learning new words from other Countries, i'll never make it.

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    Thats like the Ludlow Quilting lady says "wadding" and we say batt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie View Post
    Sometimes my French friends call it "Patches" and sometimes "boutis". or coourtepoint.
    Others from Google Translate:
    peplomo from Esperanto, tumahi from Filipino, deche from German, poplan from Hungarian, edredon from Spanish, yorgon from Turkish, calcha from Portugese, trapunta from Italian~~~~
    Just don't call a QUILT a "blanket" as I think there is a difference. ();-)
    Correction on the german part.

    Eine Decke, is a blanket, which we all know is not a quilt.
    Eine Steppdecke, is a quilt. Consistent of three layers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    Thats like the Ludlow Quilting lady says "wadding" and we say batt.
    My sis always says wadden'
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    we should have language classes on here. i would love to learn another language. The States is the only place where most people only speak one!!

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    Patchwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Hmmm, Canadian, American, Australian, English, Scottish.....quilt, quilt, quilt, quilt and quilt.
    Lol smarty pants!

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    Afrikaans = Kwilt

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    Koldra/koldry for the noun. Wywatowac/picowac for the verb...Polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie View Post
    Sometimes my French friends call it "Patches" and sometimes "boutis". or coourtepoint.
    Others from Google Translate:
    peplomo from Esperanto, tumahi from Filipino, deche from German, poplan from Hungarian, edredon from Spanish, yorgon from Turkish, calcha from Portugese, trapunta from Italian~~~~
    Just don't call a QUILT a "blanket" as I think there is a difference. ();-)
    "Eine Patchwork-Steppdecke" is what I call it in German and my French friends call it "une couverture Patch ou Patchwork" because the word counterpoint is the actual quilting not the quilt.
    Still interesting to know all those different ways of naming a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Lol smarty pants!
    Ohhh, in which language is it called "smarty pants"....
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    Cobija pronounced Koh-Bee-Ha which is to say blanket in Spanish. When I tell someone I make quiltos, they don't understand, but when I say cobija, they understand immediately. May be that is just a regional word because in NY, the Spanish speakers there understood quilto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    we should have language classes on here. i would love to learn another language. The States is the only place where most people only speak one!!
    Oh, but we do the same language in so many dialects............

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    Many years ago, when I went to meet my in-laws, in Missouri, my husbands Mother, and Grandmothers, called quilts, "couter pins". (not sure if I spelled that right or not) and addressing an envelope was "backing a letter". I think in the US, we have different names for things depending what region we live in. (My in-laws were wonderful)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    we should have language classes on here. i would love to learn another language. The States is the only place where most people only speak one!!
    You should visit California! My "northern European" daughter lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and a few years ago her local newspaper announced that "white" is the minority in her town. When I teased her about it, she said she wasn't "white" because they go by last names so she is Asian. (Then she had the cheek to ask me if I felt "comfortable" visiting her!). I don't know what I am hearing half the time, but you hear all sorts of languages when walking on the street... all sorts of Asian, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Hispanic (at least that is basically one language), and even English at times .

    I have no idea how any of them say "quilt".

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    Southern: covers
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmavis View Post
    my husbands Mother, and Grandmothers, called quilts, "couter pins". (not sure if I spelled that right or not)
    Counterpanes, maybe?

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    In the early 1900's most quilters called quilts quivers, a mix of cover (kiver) and quilt. Even now most rural raised will say covers instead of blankets, comforters, or quilts.
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    Well a favorite old worn out quilt is called a "cuddle" by me! hehe
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    Well, my people are from Oklahoma and there we say quee-ill-lt.
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