|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
Originally Posted By: zmjezhdAnd why is calling it India ink any better? It came originally from china., the capital of which at the time the Portuguese came was in Nanjing. Think of it like Peking duck. Not the color, but where it's from. I saw from the Portuguese Wikipedia that it's called tinta da china in European and tinta nanquim in Brazilian Portuguese. In Chinese, nan means 'south' and jing means 'capital (city)'. Bei means north, so Beijing means 'north capital (city)'.
Thanks, Nuncle. I didn't say either was "better," just noted the meaning in Portuguese. Wonder why we call it India Ink, then? Maybe because all of The East was one mysterious place?
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted nankeen junebh 10/12/10 04:23 PM Re: nankeen LukeJavan8 10/12/10 06:29 PM Re: nankeen BranShea 10/13/10 02:00 PM Re: nankeen AnnaStrophic 10/28/10 12:40 AM Re: nankeen Candy 10/28/10 10:14 AM Re: nankeen BranShea 10/28/10 01:57 PM Re: nankin AnnaStrophic 10/28/10 02:24 PM Re: nankin BranShea 10/28/10 07:54 PM Re: south capital city zmjezhd 10/29/10 01:06 PM Re: south capital city AnnaStrophic 10/30/10 01:09 AM Re: south capital city Jackie 10/30/10 02:06 AM
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,911Posts229,176Members9,178 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members befuddledmind, KILL_YOUR_SUV, Heather_Turey, Standy, Teytonon
9,178 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 185 guests, and 1 robot. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) AlimaeHP 1
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542wofahulicodoc 10,423LukeJavan8 9,912Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org