CÂROTE SÒVAJE / wild carrot

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cârote sòvaje“, s.f, pronounced [kɑ:rɔ(ʊ̯)t sɔ:vɑd͡ʒ:] 🔊, is the Sarkese name for “wild carrot” (Daucus carota), the plant from which the vegetable, our kitchen carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus), “cârote” in Sarkese, originates. As Susan Synnott reports in her book “Wild Flowers of Sark”, the Sarkese population of wild carrots are “totally inedible”.

origin: Gallo-Romance / first recorded for Sarkese: 1930s? (JPC) / current status in the 21st century: preserved, in use

“cârote sòvaje” is a compound name with the two of its constituents being invariable, both the main noun “cârote“, carrot, and the adjective “sòvaje“, meaning wild. “cârote” is a feminine invariable countable noun. We therefore may easily say “une cârote sòvaje”, “dê cârote sòvaje” etc. The pronunciation is regular, though standardly the [ɔʊ̯t:] in [kɑ:rɔʊ̯t:] is often pronounced as [ɔt], since it is followed immediately by another word, “sòvaje”.


Citation: NEUDÖRFL, Martin. cârote sòvaje/wild carrot. In: Sark Norman Dictionary Online [on-line]. https://www.bonjhur.net/sndo-vocab-flora-carote-sovaje

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