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Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

My friend called me a "Trötter" and when I asked what that was he explained that it's what one of the seven dwarves in Snow White is called, evidently the Swedish version of "Sleepy" in English.

So now of course I want to know what all the seven dwarves are called in as many languages as possible! Here are their names in English for reference:

Bashful
Doc
Dopey
Grumpy
Happy
Sleepy
Sneezy
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    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

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