Kalossintapaiset and huopatohvelit

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CrazyDiamond28
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Kalossintapaiset and huopatohvelit

Post by CrazyDiamond28 » Tue May 07, 2019 10:52 pm

Hello everyone!

I am currently translating a book from Finnish to my native language.
I was wondering if anyone here could help me out with *kalossintapaiset*. :(

I can't seem to find an exact translation anywhere.
I am thinking of a logical approach, kaloss can mean gum and then tapaiset can derrive from tapainen similar, resembling. Gum like? Like gum boots?

Also, huopatohvelit, are they house shoes, woolen and warm?

Thank you very much for any help. :)



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Re: Kalossintapaiset and huopatohvelit

Post by Upphew » Wed May 08, 2019 11:09 am

CrazyDiamond28 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Hello everyone!

I am currently translating a book from Finnish to my native language.
I was wondering if anyone here could help me out with *kalossintapaiset*. :(

I can't seem to find an exact translation anywhere.
I am thinking of a logical approach, kaloss can mean gum and then tapaiset can derrive from tapainen similar, resembling. Gum like? Like gum boots?

Also, huopatohvelit, are they house shoes, woolen and warm?

Thank you very much for any help. :)
Kalossit is galoshes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galoshes
Kalossintapaiset is galosh-like, so not exactly like them. Maybe rubber shoes instead of boots, but not overshoes like galoshes.

Tohvelit is slippers, huopa is felt. So felt slippers, maybe wool, maybe other material. Used mainly inside, maybe while fetching morning paper.
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CrazyDiamond28
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Re: Kalossintapaiset and huopatohvelit

Post by CrazyDiamond28 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 pm

Thank you a lot, this has been a huge help! :thumbsup: :D


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