EU-Haiku

A Pan-European haiku
2016-04-29 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 / poetry

A Pan-European haiku, containing one word in an official language from all EU countries:

Viens du trei four cúig.
Un dva tre vier pet seis hét.
Üks tnejn τρεις dört pięć.

I didn’t manage to get in Luxembourgish, but they also use French and German. Finnish has no one-syllable numbers :-D, but they also use Swedish.

Here is the breakdown:

1 – viens (Latvian)
2 – du (Lithuanian)
3 – trei (Romanian)
4 – four (English)
5 – cúig (Irish)

1 – un (French)
2 – dva (Czech/Slovak)
3 – tre (Italian/Danish/Swedish/Norwegian)
4 – vier (German/Dutch)
5 – pet (Bulgarian/Croatian/Slovenian)
6 – seis (Portuguese/Spanish)
7 – hét (Hungarian)

1 – üks (Estonian)
2 – tnejn (Maltese)
3 – τρεις (Greek)
4 – dört (Turkish)
5 – pięć (Polish)

If you want to try for yourself, there’s this handy list.


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