Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book A Week In Winter.

Nyckelharpa- The traditional swedish keyed fiddle.

Uilleanon- The Irish word for elbow.

Bodhrian- An Irish drum.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I don't think I can even pronounce any of those words!!

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  2. Hi Mary Ann,

    As a couple of your words are Irish, I am assuming that 'A Week In Winter' is the one written by Maeve Binchey, as there are a couple of other books with the same title, but written by different authors.

    If we are talking music here, would the 'Uilleanon' you talk about be anything to do with the 'Uilleann pipes'?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes

    Great words, a lovely way to learn something totally new to me, I didn't know any of them.

    Yvonne

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