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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of Fifty Words for Snow (UK entry only)

22nd November 2020

Giveaway – 3 copies of Fifty Words for Snow by Nancy Campbell

3 copies of Fifty Words for Snow

Absolutely exquisite. This little book is a work of art. It is impossible to imagine the reader who will not love it.’ – Horatio Clare, author of The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal
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Snow. Every language has its own words for the feather-like flakes that come from the sky. In Japanese we find Yuki-onna – a ‘snow woman’ who drifts through the frosted land. In Icelandic falls Hundslappadrifa – ‘big as a dog’s paw’. And in Maori we meet Huka-rere – ‘one of the children of rain and wind’.

From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story.

HOW TO ENTER:

First, you must be a member of TripFiction. You can join by going to www.tripfiction.com and scroll down to the JOIN NOW tab

Second. Every language does indeed have its own word for SNOW ❆❆❆❆. All you need to do is choose a word for snow from around the world – Maybe you might choose  (Mandarin) or nieve (Spanish)….or? Let’s have a polyglot giveaway!

Just do this by midnight, 5th December and the first three names out of the hat will be sent a copy each. With terrific thanks to Elliott and Thompson Books

THIS IS A UK ONLY GIVEAWAY

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 13/12/2020 at 5:45 pm

    The winners are:

    Maryc
    Lectrice
    Thunderbird

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  2. User: sarahbox

    Posted on: 05/12/2020 at 8:44 pm

    Yuki (Japanese)

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  3. User: Georgie Wright

    Posted on: 05/12/2020 at 6:18 pm

    I saw these recently, they look similar to me but I’m no expert!
    snø Norwegian
    snö Swedish

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  4. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 05/12/2020 at 4:10 pm

    Lumi (Estonian). I went there in April 2019 and there was a lot of lumi!

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  5. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 05/12/2020 at 2:50 pm

    Nieve

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  6. User: Lectrice

    Posted on: 04/12/2020 at 11:21 pm

    Lannèj (Guadeloupean creole)

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  7. User: Jennie Stallard

    Posted on: 04/12/2020 at 8:34 pm

    sneeuw (dutch)

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  8. User: Andrea Smith

    Posted on: 04/12/2020 at 6:53 pm

    Theluji (Swahili)

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  9. User: rhodamack09

    Posted on: 04/12/2020 at 5:33 pm

    Sneachd (Scottish Gaelic)

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  10. User: Bonosfly

    Posted on: 04/12/2020 at 11:32 am

    Schnee (German)

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  11. User: owlet64

    Posted on: 03/12/2020 at 9:29 pm

    neige (French)

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  12. User: yoeydavis

    Posted on: 02/12/2020 at 10:29 am

    Neve is snow in Italian.

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  13. User: Emma Barham

    Posted on: 30/11/2020 at 7:56 pm

    In Nigeria in yoruba yinyin is the word for both ice and snow.

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  14. User: Lynne OConnor

    Posted on: 30/11/2020 at 1:17 am

    sneh is Slovak for snow

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  15. User: cat

    Posted on: 29/11/2020 at 8:46 pm

    Yuki
    Japanese word for snow which I like 🙂

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  16. User: Annette Oliver

    Posted on: 29/11/2020 at 12:27 pm

    nieve Spanish

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  17. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 29/11/2020 at 10:18 am

    Neige is snow in French

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  18. User: Heather Norrington

    Posted on: 29/11/2020 at 7:57 am

    The Maori word for snow is hukarere

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  19. User: Dinaera

    Posted on: 29/11/2020 at 12:04 am

    Borof is snow in bengali. I don’t know how to write it in bengali letters but this word is from a specific dialect and region in Bangladesh.

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  20. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 28/11/2020 at 11:23 pm

    Lumi is snow in Finnish

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  21. User: Ljroach

    Posted on: 28/11/2020 at 9:43 pm

    The Welsh word for snow: eira ❄️

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  22. User: Jennymcc

    Posted on: 28/11/2020 at 3:28 pm

    Malta call it borra

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  23. User: rincey

    Posted on: 28/11/2020 at 2:59 pm

    Snjór is sow in icelandic

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  24. User: Laura

    Posted on: 28/11/2020 at 10:35 am

    Nieve is snow in Spanish

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  25. User: Emma H

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 8:11 pm

    Neve (pronounced navy) is Italian for snow.

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  26. User: Maryc

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 4:26 pm

    La neve – Italian for snow

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  27. User: Sarah Wray

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 3:56 pm

    The Irish Gaelic for snow is sneachta

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 4:27 pm

      Oh, interesting… you can see all the language roots of that word!!

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  28. User: Suzanne Griffiths

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 2:40 pm

    Hawaiian for snow is hau.

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  29. User: Kathleen Marsden

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 2:27 pm

    Irish Gaelic is sneachta

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  30. User: bubblybev

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 10:43 am

    I have been learning Spanish online during these past lockdown months so I know that ‘nieve’ is snow.

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 4:26 pm

      Good for you, I hope you feel you have learned some good things!!!

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  31. User: ar440

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 9:47 am

    Polish word for snow is snieg(but the s has an accent over is,pronounced as cee).

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you… fab to know!

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  32. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 9:22 am

    French for snow is neige

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  33. User: Megan Kinsey

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 9:21 am

    niyebe in Tagalog, I think it comes from the Spanish nieve

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 9:30 am

      Now, that is interesting… I guess they don’t see much snow in the Philippines (where it is they speak Tagalog, I think??)

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  34. User: moonray

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 9:16 am

    The Italian for snow is NEVE

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  35. User: KARENB

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 7:13 am

    Welsh for snow is eira

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  36. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 27/11/2020 at 7:04 am

    Yuki (雪) is the word for snow in Japan.

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  37. User: El Rhodes

    Posted on: 25/11/2020 at 1:13 pm

    Ahhh, lovely, the Welsh for snow is either eira or hôd or ôd and we have words for a light snowfall or a snowstorm and regional variations too.

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 25/11/2020 at 3:44 pm

      Oh what lovely words!

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  38. User: Tunde Toth

    Posted on: 24/11/2020 at 5:34 pm

    The Hungarian word for snow is Hó.

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  39. User: Rae Cowie

    Posted on: 24/11/2020 at 3:44 pm

    Dinging doon sna… is Scots for a blizzard

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  40. User: Brightone55

    Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 8:46 pm

    Gujarati (indian) word for snow
    બરફ
    Baraph

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  41. User: Diana Cotter

    Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 2:16 pm

    Dutch sneeuw

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 4:48 pm

      I wonder what country that is from?

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  42. User: Snoakes

    Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 11:26 am

    snijeg is Croatian for snow ️

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  43. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 10:16 am

    Eira, which is Welsh for snow.

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  44. User: philatel

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 11:45 pm

    Neige.

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 9:01 am

      Oh is it? I don’t think I ever progressed beyond declining mus, muris

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  45. User: Carol El Hawary

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 10:47 pm

    Sneachda. Scottish Gaelic.

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    • User: broughton

      Posted on: 30/11/2020 at 7:35 pm

      Der Schnee in german

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    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 23/11/2020 at 8:59 am

      That’s a good one!!

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  46. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 8:52 pm

    Hello, I have gone for الثلج the Arabic for snow. It is pronounced ‘althalj’. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  47. User: Helen10

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 8:37 pm

    La neige

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  48. User: Melanie77

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 8:34 pm

    La nieve – Spanish for snow

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  49. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 8:33 pm

    Sneeuwen = snow in Dutch

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  50. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 7:17 pm

    Schnee ⛄️

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  51. User: Sara Ainsworth

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:43 pm

    Schnee. I chose German because when we traced our family tree back we found out that we had German Jewish ancestors which I thought was pretty interesting. My mum’s maiden name is Lowe which is German for lion.

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  52. User: Julie ryan

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:42 pm

    La neige

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  53. User: Thunderbird

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:38 pm

    Xue- Chinese for snow

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  54. User: Mandy

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:29 pm

    Śnieg in polish

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  55. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:27 pm

    Borra, Maltese for Snow, which my husband had never seen until he came to England.

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  56. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 6:25 pm

    Sposh! I love this one!

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  57. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 5:58 pm

    Flindrikin

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  58. User: Louise

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 5:58 pm

    Lumi or lunta – 2 options to start with in Finnish!

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  59. User: Pippa Ainsworth

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 5:49 pm

    Snjeg, which is the general Russian word for snow

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  60. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 22/11/2020 at 5:48 pm

    tuyết (Vietnamese)

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