Dialectal Differances II

It seems that the “slipper” issue is more complicated and twisted than might be presumed (see previous post). The following words for “slipper” were previously mentioned:

kapcie
papcie
łapcie
chapcie

But aside from these and similar diminutives, such as kapciuszki, paputki, łapciuszki, etc. we also have:

ćapcie
papucie
laczki
klapki
klaputki

Such a small and insignificant piece of footwear but such a variety of synonyms.

9 Responses to “Dialectal Differances II”

  1. aggie Says:

    książęta – just another word for kapcie. I know someone who names her kapcie in that way( a token of a real affection, I must say), and when she can’t find them, she calls : “Książęta, where are you, come to your princess!”.

  2. transubstantiation Says:

    Is this dialectal or simply idiosyncratic?

  3. aggie Says:

    In this original way she expresses her affection for her ‘kapcie’. I think that she is a pioneer of personalizing items of clothing…

  4. ewa Says:

    and what about ‘ciapy’? i think that different names depend on the region of the country, but all of them are very sweet🙂 and there are many others examples of this kind, for example: i called pasta ‘kluski’ and my friend from other region called it ‘kluska’:/

  5. transubstantiation Says:

    Yes, but how do we translate these words? What would we do if we had a list of these? We cannot simply write ‘slipper’ ten times…

  6. Madzik Says:

    slipper-flipper🙂

  7. Madzik Says:

    Well, If we talk about personalizing things.. I call my laptop “Kazio”, my mobile phone “Fruzia” and my mp3 player “Dyzio”…😛

  8. transubstantiation Says:

    The first step towards a jargon is the idiosyncratic use of particular formulations. If enough people use these terms then they become jargon.


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