Nenena (nenena) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nenena
nenena
linguaphiles

Weather terminology question!

Hey, English speakers! I have two questions:

1. What do you call it when it's raining but sunny? I'm from the American Midwest and I always used the word "sunshower." I'm curious as to what other words there are to describe this phenomenon.

2. What do you call it when it's snowing but sunny? I ask because I've seen this happen several times since I moved to Japan, and inevitably I'm always asked "Is there a neat word for this type of weather in English?", and I'm totally stumped because I really have absolutely no idea. I've just never experienced sun and snow at the same time before I moved to Japan, so I guess I never learned what word could be used to describe such a situation. A Google search hasn't led me to find any specific words, so now I turn to you, linguaphiles members, to plead for help. Is there a specific word for when it's sunny and snowing at the same time?
Subscribe

  • Needed: Help with survey

    Dear linguaphiles, Linguistics needs your help! Well... I need your help. ;) I am currently writing a paper on word-finding difficulties in older…

  • Looking for German native speakers for help with study

    Dear linguaphiles, I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam in Germany, and I'm preparing materials for a new study on…

  • German etymological dictionary

    This is a slightly specific request, but I am looking for a German etymological dictionary... in English. Does such a thing exist? Many thanks in…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 39 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • Needed: Help with survey

    Dear linguaphiles, Linguistics needs your help! Well... I need your help. ;) I am currently writing a paper on word-finding difficulties in older…

  • Looking for German native speakers for help with study

    Dear linguaphiles, I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam in Germany, and I'm preparing materials for a new study on…

  • German etymological dictionary

    This is a slightly specific request, but I am looking for a German etymological dictionary... in English. Does such a thing exist? Many thanks in…