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    twiete

    Context/ examples
    (Part of) street name.
    AuthorHelen07 Jun 05, 10:41
    SuggestionGäßchen
    Comment
    It's Northern German dialect for a small lane or narrow way.
    #1AuthorWerner07 Jun 05, 10:45
    Comment
    A word for a narrow lane, but I don't know an English equivalent
    #2AuthorBF07 Jun 05, 10:46
    Sources
    Comment
    >Twiete
    >[niederdeutsch]
    >Gässchen, ein schmaler Weg, z. B. zwischen Gärten.


    Leo enthält einen sehr interessanten Eintrag zu "Gäßchen":
    twitten - Sussex regional slang
    #3AuthorGerd07 Jun 05, 10:47
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    How about 'ginnel'? (Northern English - I've come across it in Lancashire but the link is for Yorkshire)

    E.g. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/26/m...
    and see the replies
    #4AuthorNicole (UK)07 Jun 05, 10:50
    Comment
    Werner: It is NOT dialect, but low German, closely related to Dutch/Frisian. But it is N. German. Many alleys, particularly arund the harbour area, feature this in their street names. You will also find it in Dutch. The Sussex link is interesting!
    #5Authorhein mück 07 Jun 05, 10:53
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    this sort of alley is called a 'lane' in BE, especially if it is a rural or semi-rural setting.

    in Ireland, small narrow roads/tracks are referred to as 'boreens' from bóthairín= small road
    #6Authorodondon irl07 Jun 05, 11:04
     
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