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#40409 - 09/05/01 10:41 PM
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#40410 - 09/06/01 01:07 AM Re: Polynesian languages
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And the Indonesian equivalents:

two - rua -- dua
four - wha -- empat
five - rima -- lima
six - ono -- enam
eye - mata, kanohi -- mata
ear - taringa -- telinga
road - huarahi -- jalan
stone - poohatu,koohatu or whatu -- batu
canoe - waka -- prahu
headlice -kutu -- kutu



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#40411 - 09/06/01 05:43 AM Latin diphthongs
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that Latin has pure vowels, not dipthongs like English

What this meant is that the long E and O are pure vowels [e:] and [o:], not diphthongs [ei] and [ou] as they are in English.


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#40412 - 09/06/01 04:54 PM Re: Polynesian languages
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headlice -kutu -- kutu

My brother is in the room with me and when I said this word out loud he thought I mean cooties. Could they possibly be related?


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#40413 - 09/06/01 10:34 PM Re: Polynesian languages
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Thank you MaxQ and Bingley for the Maaori
and the Indonesian equivalents.
I am adding another equivalent, (in blue). It is from the main dialect spoken in the mid-southern group of Philippine islands called the Visayas. I was born in one of these islands so it is my mother tongue.

two ---rua -- dua--duha
four - wha -- empat--apat
five - rima -- lima--lima
six - ono -- enam----anum
eye - mata, kanohi -- mata----mata
ear - taringa -- telinga----talinga
road - huarahi -- jalan----dalan
stone - poohatu,koohatu or whatu ----batu----batu
canoe - waka -- prahu----paraw
headlice -kutu -- kutu----kutu
pandanus-------------------pandan
sugarcane------------------tubo

Thank you, Bingley, for the website on Austronesian languages, among others.



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#40414 - 09/07/01 01:00 AM Re: Polynesian languages
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Sorry, Jazzo, what are cooties?

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#40415 - 09/07/01 01:10 AM Re: Polynesian languages
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Indonesian:
pandanus pandan
sugarcane tebu

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#40416 - 09/07/01 08:59 AM Re: Polynesian languages
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cooties are american slang for head lice. there is(or was?) even a kids game called cooties.. as you went around the board, you "earned" or "lost" body parts. the winner of the game was the first to amass and assemble a red plastic cootie bug..

the ultimate slur in 2nd grade is "You have cootie bugs".

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#40417 - 09/07/01 03:37 PM Re: Polynesian languages
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>cooties. Could they possibly be related?

My dictionary says perhaps.

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#40418 - 09/10/01 07:43 AM Re: Cootie
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there is(or was?) even a kids game called cooties.. as you went around the board, you "earned" or "lost" body parts. the winner of the game was the first to amass and assemble a red plastic cootie bug..
In UK there used to be "Beetle Drives" where one assembled (or more often drew) bettles from parts assigned by throwing a die. If I remember correctly, 6 for the body to start so you could stick the rest on, 1 for a leg etc. First to finish won and moved on round the various tables. Popular in parish functions and the like for a while. I think we may still have a set of the plastic beetle home version somewhere!



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