Interesting Etymologies

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Re: Interesting Etymologies

Postby linguoboy » 2021-02-20, 16:51

Now that you’ve done all the research, you really should make the revisions!
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Re: Interesting Etymologies

Postby schnaz » 2021-02-21, 13:01

Thanks Linguoboy and Linguaphile, for anyone who is wondering about Angolan languages here is what Wikipedia says:
"Portuguese is the only official language of Angola, but 46 other languages are spoken in the country, mostly Bantu languages. Ethnologue considers six languages to benefit of an institutional status in Angola: Portuguese, Chokwe, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Oshiwambo and Umbundu."
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Re: Interesting Etymologies

Postby schnaz » 2021-02-26, 13:34

Linguoboy said:
Now that you’ve done all the research, you really should make the revisions!


You were referring to brother Linguaphile right?
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Re: Interesting Etymologies

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-03-05, 14:40

(pt-br) estanho - tin
(ga) stán - tin

Interestingly, rather than Irish getting it from Latin (which is what I usually assume when there are cognates between Irish and Portuguese), Latin got it from Proto-Celtic.
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