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ululate and dementia #200404
06/11/11 01:25 PM
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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!

Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane] #200410
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Tagalog??



WELCOME ALANE

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Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane] #200415
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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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Re: ululate and dementia [Re: BranShea] #200424
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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.

Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane] #200444
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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.

Last edited by goofy; 06/13/11 01:43 PM.
Re: ululate and dementia [Re: Alane] #200458
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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.

Re: ululate and dementia [Re: kah454] #200466
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