больше добра

Solombala English edit

Etymology edit

Compound of больше (bolʹše, very) +‎ добра (dobra, good).

Adjective edit

больше добра (bolʹše dobra)

  1. very good
    Synonyms: вери гудъ (veri gud), верввель (vervvelʹ)
    • 1867, Prušakevič, Ivan, “Соломбала, зимою и лѣтомъ [Solombala, in winter and summer]”, in Архангельскiя губернскiя вѣдомости [Arkhangelsk Governorate News], number 85, Arkhangelsk, page 4:
      О! Уезъ! Больше добра мачка.
      O! Ujez! Bolʹše dobra mačka.
      Oh! Yes! Very good much.
    • 1867, Prušakevič, Ivan, “Соломбала, зимою и лѣтомъ [Solombala, in winter and summer]”, in Архангельскiя губернскiя вѣдомости [Arkhangelsk Governorate News], number 85, Arkhangelsk, page 4:
      Асей, асей, смотромъ: больше добра сундукъ верввель скрипимъ, гутъ верстомъ.
      Asej, asej, smotrom: bolʹše dobra sunduk vervvelʹ skripim, gut verstom.
      Sailor, sailor, look: it’s a very good chest, a very good lock, a good key.

References edit

  • Broch, Ingvild (1996) “Solombala-English in Archangel”, in Jahr, Ernst Håkon, Broch, Ingvild, editors, Language Contact in the Arctic: Northern Pidgins and Contact Languages (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs (TiLSM); 88)‎[1], reprint edition, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, published 2011, →DOI, →ISBN, page 95 of 93–98