Interesting Etymologies

This is our main forum. Here, anything related to languages and linguistics can be discussed.

Moderator: Forum Administrators

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 23150
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Interesting Etymologies

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-21, 23:25

Some words or parts of words in Jeseri (i.e. the highly divergent variety of Malayalam spoken in Lakshadweep) sound like completely unrelated words in mainland Malayalam but are really English loanwords, e.g. [ˈkaːttɯ] 'heart' (cf. mainland Malayalam [ˈkaːttɯ] 'wind') and [ˈboːʈɯkiɭi] 'boat cleavance' (cf. mainland Malayalam [kiˈɭi] 'bird').


Return to “General Language Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests