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winter pose by Cees

How to Say the Verb ‘Play’ in Europe, with Etymology

I’d like to say that in this map, ‘play’ is used in the sense of “partaking in an activity”, as in not like playing an instrument, sport, or organized event. 

I’m well aware of the Scandinavian languages’ second words

  • Danish- spille
  • Faroese-  spæla
  • Icelandic- spila
  • Norwegian- spille [ Nynorsk- spele, spela ]
  • Swedish- spela

These words are used in the sense of an organized and structured play with rules like plaing monopoly or like a video game. They are also derived from Proto-Germanic “*spilōną”, like Dutch and German. That will be all.

things i understand: people not liking youtubers
things i do not understand: people finding it necessary to put posts stating they do not like youtubers in these youtubers’ tags

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yeah winter ! by Cees