stejlabackar

English translation: Fishing net (drying) racks

20:13 Jan 30, 2014
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / Unsure!
Swedish term or phrase: stejlabackar
Here is another seemingly local term from Skåne. In a simple tourist brochure among descriptions of beaches, sightseeing and more, you might find this sentence --

"Borstahusen, ett gammalt fiskeläget med bevarade s.k. *** "stejlabackar" *** och gatt mellan husen"

We are near Landskrona where I have never visited. I only got seven hits on google. The quotes in the sentence are the author's so this does not look like your standard term. Anyone with a background in the local dialect there have an idea? Btw, I think I have gatt, which is another interesting one ... but will not put it out at this time.
Deane Goltermann
Sweden
Local time: 02:30
English translation:Fishing net (drying) racks
Explanation:
Charles has got it, I think, and if you give any points for this , please give him at least half.
In Danish "stejle" is 'fishing net drying stake" and "bakke" can be 'basket work' or 'tray'.
Landskrona is almost as close to Denmark as Helsingborg and Skånska is even closer to Danish!
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Michael Ellis
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
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You get the points Michael, you had the confirmation I was looking for. I suspected something Danish, but couldn't find anything on this. Thanks for your help!

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Michael Ellis
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Photo of stejlabackar
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Fishing net (drying) racks


Explanation:
Charles has got it, I think, and if you give any points for this , please give him at least half.
In Danish "stejle" is 'fishing net drying stake" and "bakke" can be 'basket work' or 'tray'.
Landskrona is almost as close to Denmark as Helsingborg and Skånska is even closer to Danish!
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Michael Ellis
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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You get the points Michael, you had the confirmation I was looking for. I suspected something Danish, but couldn't find anything on this. Thanks for your help!
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Reference: Photo of stejlabackar

Reference information:
Perhaps this photo, which I believe shows the items in question at left, will help? I'll keep poking at this a little as I have time.

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Note added at 19 mins (2014-01-30 20:32:46 GMT)
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If I'm correct on what these are, then "fish net racks" seems appropriate:
http://leeslaymaker.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/lowestofian-fis...


    Reference: http://www.landskronadirekt.com/bilder_nyheter/borstahusen_1...
Charles Ek
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thanks, for these! I imagined something like this but couldn't find any confirmation. I've been fruitlessly looking for the word.

Asker: Thanks again, Charles, for getting me close. Michael gets the points tho, since he nailed it with the Danish explanation. I've met many Americans (and Danes) who think Danish is like Swedish ... but I beg to disagree!

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