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    Quote Originally Posted by quasimodo1
    onomatopoeia English when the sound of a word or phrase indicates the meaning
    kikeriki - cockadoodledoo in German

    so much for onamatopo-thingy

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    "Bhalo" means good in bengali ( bangla).

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    addio - goodbye in Italian
    sorriso- smile in Italian
    desiderio- wish in Italian
    these are some of the words I like of my own language

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    Quote Originally Posted by andave_ya View Post
    A familiar word! It's in a song I like and now I know exactly what it means!

    gibnae Arabic for cheese
    You know that all you have to do is ask me what certain words are and i'll help!

    Bothar na bui- yello road in irish. (it is also used as the irish translation for the town Enfeild in Co.Meath)
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    Quote Originally Posted by quasimodo1 View Post
    onomatopoeia English when the sound of a word or phrase indicates the meaning
    Ahemmm..that's not an english word!

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    oo - Arabic for and
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    Paix in french, mean peace.

    Amor (portuguese) means love. In french to say the same thing, you say Amour

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC_fan View Post
    Paix in french, mean peace.

    Amor (portuguese) means love. In french to say the same thing, you say Amour
    ...and in Hungarian it sounds "szerelem"!

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    Kapla - sucess - in vernacular Klingonese :-)
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    afrim yes, in a language not spoken by man these days...
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niamh View Post
    You know that all you have to do is ask me what certain words are and i'll help!

    Bothar na bui- yello road in irish. (it is also used as the irish translation for the town Enfeild in Co.Meath)
    Niamh, we are quite familiar about the phoneticalness of Irish (we were shown a little in a linguistics camp) or rather, the lack of it and it seemed to us the,at it was probably the most unphonetic language ever, even worse than french or english, and totally different from English and Estonian concerning phonetics.
    So, for the sake of pronounciation, could you provide one?

    Back to the topic:

    Armastus (arm- ah-st- uhs) - love
    Naine (nai pronounced like in the word night- neh) - woman
    Mees (e is like in word "met but pronounced much longer)- man
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    A few Polish words (hope all the weird letters will stay intact):

    książka - book
    cześć - hello (or bye)
    szczęście - luck

    As to the pronunciation, well I've no idea how to convey it in English.....
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    Mamahuhu (chinese)- "So-so", "Okay"
    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monica View Post
    A few Polish words (hope all the weird letters will stay intact):

    książka - book
    cześć - hello (or bye)
    szczęście - luck

    As to the pronunciation, well I've no idea how to convey it in English.....
    I think the second one is Ches-sh-t.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taliesin View Post
    Niamh, we are quite familiar about the phoneticalness of Irish (we were shown a little in a linguistics camp) or rather, the lack of it and it seemed to us the,at it was probably the most unphonetic language ever, even worse than french or english, and totally different from English and Estonian concerning phonetics.
    So, for the sake of pronounciation, could you provide one?

    Back to the topic:

    Armastus (arm- ah-st- uhs) - love
    Naine (nai pronounced like in the word night- neh) - woman
    Mees (e is like in word "met but pronounced much longer)- man
    Woops sorry!
    Bothar na Bui is pronounced Bo-her na Boowee.

    na paisti- (na paw sh-tea) children
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Le suilon ~ Elvish for greetings!
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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