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glossary of landscape and nature terms used in Spain
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Sep 9, 2004

I'm working on a glossary of landscape and nature terms used in Spanish and other Peninsula languages and dialects in Spain. All Spanish birds and mammals are included in Castilian-English and Latin.
So far there are very few trees and plants, and almost no reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Currently, there are some 1370 terms.
Address is http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/iberianature/

Here's letter T:

T :

tábano : horse fly

tabayones (Ast.) : cascades

tabla : watertable and where this reaches ground level, as in the surfacing of waters in Las Tablas de Damiel

tabora (Cant) : bog; marsh

tajo : cleft; steep cliff.

talud : slope; bank; talus

tarabilla canaria : Canary islands stonechat : Saxicola dacotiae

tarabilla común : common stonechat : Saxicola torquata

tarabilla norteña : whinchat : Saxicola rubetra

tarro blanco : common shelduck : Tadorna tadorna

tarro canelo : ruddy shelduck : Tadorna ferruginea

tartera (Cat.) : scree

tejo : yew :

tejón : badger : Meles meles

tejonera : badger’s set

tela de araña : cobweb

tempestad : storm

temporal : storm

terremoto : earthquake :

terrera común : short-toed lark : Calandrella brachydactyla

terrera marismeña : lesser short-toed lark : Calandrella rufescens

teso : low flat-topped hill

tijereta : earwig

tocón : tree stump

tolla : bog

tolmo : large rock; crag

topillo agreste : field vole : Microtus agrestis

topillo campesino : common vole : Microtus arvalis

topillo de Cabrera : Cabrera’s vole : Microtus cabrerae

topillo lusitano : Lusitanian pine vole : Microtus lusitanicus

topillo mediterráneo : Mediterranean pine vole : Microtus duodecimcostatus

topillo pirenaico : Pyrenean pine vole : Microtus gerbei

topillo rojo : bank vole : Clethrionomys glareolus

topo europeo : common mole : Talpa europaea

topo ibérico : Iberian mole : Talpa occidentalis

torca : Circular depression with steep sides due to collapse of land, as in Las Torcas de Cuenca

torcal : Limestone area with torcas.

torcecuello : wryneck : Jynx torquilla

torillo andaluz : small button-quail : Turnix sylvatica

torrent (Cat.) : torrente

torrente : fast-flowing stream, usually temporary

torrentera : gully :

tórtola europea : european turtle dove : Streptopelia turtur

tórtola turca : eurasian collared dove : Streptopelia decaocto

totovía : wood lark : Lullula arborea

tozal : summit of a hill from which there is a view of the surrounding area.

trampal : peat bog

tramuntana (Cat.) : northerly wind blowing from the Pyrnees down the Catalan coast

transhumancia : transhumance

tremedal : peat bog

trepador azul : european nuthatch : Sitta europaea

trepador(a) : creeper (plant); climber (animal)

treparriscos : wallcreeper : Tichodroma muraria

trigal : wheat field

trigo : wheat

triguero : corn bunting : Miliaria calandra

troj : place used for storing cereals (silo?)

troje : see troj

tromba de agua : downpour

tronco : trunk (tree)

truébanu (Ast) : beehive :

trujal : winepress; oil press; oil mill

tuc (Cat): jagged peca

tudanca : breed of black, long-horned cattle from Asturias

turba : peat.

turbal : peat bog.

turbera : peat bog.

turó (Cat) : hill

turón : polecat : Mustela putorius


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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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Tudanca Sep 9, 2004

Hi,
let me tell you that "Tudanca" cows are not original from Asturias,but from Cantabria.
See link:
http://centros3.pntic.mec.es/cp.jose.maria.pereda/parque/tudanca.htm

Concretely, from the village of the same name "Tudanca".It is very common to see them in the Nansa and Cabuérniga Valley.
I've been there lots of times.

Kind Regards willdlp

[Edited at 2004-09-09 17:54]



[Edited at 2004-09-09 17:57]


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coorect Sep 9, 2004

You\\\'re totally right. I was there last summer, but I wrote it before then and forgot to change it.

Cheers


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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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By the way Sep 9, 2004

By the way:

-escajo:plant with thorns

-bardal:place full of weeds, brushwood and plants with thorns

-cambera:road for cows and carts

-jato, jata: calf

-chon: pig

-rabas: squids

-mayueta: wild strawberry

-tasugo:badger

-lumiaco or limaco: slug

-ráspano: bilberry

-sel: grassland where the cattle use to rest

All of them dialect voices in Cantabria.


Kind Regards willdlp



[Edited at 2004-09-10 06:28]

[Edited at 2004-09-10 06:35]


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tudanca updated Sep 10, 2004

Have updated tudanca entry with.

tudanca (Cant): Breed of black, long-horned cattle from Cantabria. Its short front legs are an adaptation to the steep slopes of Cantabrian mountains. Also characterised by white stain over eyes known as the Sanguijuela. Nowadays is bred exclusively for its frankly superb meat. Picture here. The bull is almost jet black like a typical Spanish one. Moved up to the high pastures to graze on 15th-16th June until where they are left until October. There are reckoned to be some 15,000 left, many of which are probably mixed with Frisian or other cows. Considered to be “endangered” Brief but excellent Tudanca lover site here (link), where we learn the terms:

duende: a cow which pulls a cart

bello: 0-1 year-old cow

rechao: 1-2 year-old cow

castraorio: 2-3 year-old cow

Thanks to wlldp


[Edited at 2004-09-10 12:23]


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update Sep 10, 2004

I've updated the glossary with these latest entries. Steering clear of all but commenest of plants for time being.

abetal: firwood
alta montaña: high mountain; high montane (flora and fauna)
bardal (Cant): thorny scrub area
caballito del diablo: damselfly
cambera (Cant): road for cows and carts
Campoo (Cant-Cabuérniga): wild mounatin pasture.(Yes, it’s got 2 o’s)
cerda: sow
cerdas: bristles
chon (Cant): pig
chumbera: prickly pear
cochinilla: cochid bug; female suckling pig
cochinillo: suckling pig
conato: small fire
cortafuegos: firebreak
gorgojo: weevil
gota fria: cut-off low; and by extension and erroneously any stormy weather in Autumn along Mediterranean coast.
granja peletera: fur farm
jato, jata: calf
jato, jata: calf
lapisma: silverfish
lumiaco (Cant): slug
Macronesia: biogeographical region comprising the Canary Islands, Atlantic Islands of the Azores, Salvage Islands, Madeira, Desertas, and Cape Verde Islands. Included for political rather than geographical reasons.
molleja : gizzard
pas (Cant): place where cattle are left at night to rest
pelaje: fur
pinar: pinewood
porreo: brackish grazing land
restringa: sandbar
sel (Cant): enclosed mountain pasture where cattle are left at night to rest
solaco (Gal): ravine
tasugo (Cant): badger
tudanca (Cant): Breed of black, long-horned cattle from Cantabria. Its short front legs are an adaptation to the steep slopes of Cantabrian mountains. Also characterised by white stain over eyes known as the Sanguijuela. Nowadays is bred exclusively for its frankly superb meat. Picture here. The bull is almost jet black like a typical Spanish one. Moved up to the high pastures to graze on 15th-16th June until where they are left until October. There are reckoned to be some 15,000 left, many of which are probably mixed with Frisian or other cows. Considered to be “endangered” Brief but excellent Tudanca lover site here, where we learn the terms:
duende: a cow which pulls a cart
bello: 0-1 year-old cow
rechao: 1-2 year-old cow
castraorio: 2-3 year-old cow


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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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small correction Sep 10, 2004

small correction.


Duenda with "a"

In my opinion this word is not said in all Cantabria, but concretely in Cabuérniga and Nansa Valley.


So interesting and strange to see these words in an international glossary. They are so familiar and related to remote areas that perhaps you only can get to learn them if you have been there



Kind Regards willdlp

[Edited at 2004-09-10 17:10]


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