What do (or did) you call your grandmother?

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i just call sweeety....

That's what you call your grandmother?

Surely that's more of an affectionate thing for your SO?
 
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I called my maternal grandmother "mormor" (translation: mother-mother); I called my paternal grandmother "farmor" (translation: father-mother).

Not very creative, but in line with Norwegian traditions.
(Another very common designation for either of them is "Bestemor" ("best mother"))

Quiz:

What do you think Norwegians call their paternal&maternal grandfathers? :smile:
 
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I called my maternal grandmother "mormor" (translation: mother-mother); I called my paternal grandmother "farmor" (translation: father-mother).

Not very creative, but in line with Norwegian traditions.

Quiz:

What do you think Norwegians call their paternal&maternal grandfathers? :smile:

Wow, that sounds complicated if you do the same thing for the next generations? You'll have a morfarmor, farmormor, mormorfar,...
I do like it...
 
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Wow, that sounds complicated if you do the same thing for the next generations? You'll have a morfarmor, farmormor, mormorfar,...
I do like it...
No, we stop there.

Great-grandmother is "oldemor", whereas
Great-great-grandmother is "tipp-oldemor".
And then we go:
Tipptipp-oldemor
Tipptipptipp-oldemor, and so on..
 
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Farfar and morfar...

Edit: Don't trust google translate. :biggrin:
 
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Farfar and morfar...

Edit: Don't trust google translate. :biggrin:
Correct.

Do you manage this then, without google:

Grand uncle, for example your paternal grandfather's brother? :smile:
 
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Correct.

Do you manage this then, without google:

Grand uncle, for example your paternal grandfather's brother? :smile:

brofarfar??
 
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Onkelfar! :biggrin:

But I got to say this, my life would be nothing without Google translate... And a bit of luck :biggrin:


Btw, that's how the Egyptian people call their uncle 'Onkel'. :smile:
 
  • #36
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Phonetically..."Grahm-maw"

GrandmaandCranmodified.jpg



Also, my grandfather (fellow in the photograph hugging my grandmother) we simply referred to as "Cran"--on account of my brother (the oldest) could not pronounce Grandfather. It just stuck that way.
 

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