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#200404 - 06/11/11 09:25 AM ululate and dementia
Alane Offline
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Two of your posts this week got me thinking about states of the mind.
Ululate: Did you know that in Filipino, the word for insane is "ulul"? Though I haven't done any investigation as to the etymology of this native word, I have a feeling it could have something to do with howling like mad.
My other thought was brought about by your "Thought for the Day" from William Dement: Now I know where the term "dementia" came from. Thanks, AWAD!

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#200410 - 06/11/11 11:21 AM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Tagalog??



WELCOME ALANE


Edited by LukeJavan8 (06/11/11 11:22 AM)
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#200415 - 06/11/11 02:29 PM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane]
BranShea Offline
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Welcome Alane. Posts on this board do not always reach the attention of the AWAD team. You can give feedback by using the feedback - link on the Word of the Day page:

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#200424 - 06/12/11 06:04 AM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: BranShea]
Candy Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Welcome Alane. Posts on this board do not always reach the attention of the AWAD team. You can give feedback by using the feedback - link on the Word of the Day page:

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but do come here and post with us.

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#200444 - 06/13/11 09:42 AM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane]
goofy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Alane
Ululate: Did you know that in Filipino, the word for insane is "ulul"? Though I haven't done any investigation as to the etymology of this native word, I have a feeling it could have something to do with howling like mad.


I don't know the etymology of the Tagalog word, but it's very unlikely that it's related to Latin ululāre.


Edited by goofy (06/13/11 09:43 AM)

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#200458 - 06/13/11 02:17 PM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane]
kah454 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Long Island, NY USA
Ululate certainly describes the language of my Siberian Husky, in fact her command of ululation is impressive. Many times times I have attempted to communicate with her by howling back and it ignites a series of barks and howls especially at twlight time. I certainly hope my responses are appropriate. I can understand how someone from outside the family might think they had entered an asylum.

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#200466 - 06/13/11 07:39 PM Re: ululate and dementia [Re: kah454]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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yuk,yuk
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