Cross-Language Word-Association Game

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-25, 21:16

Mapudungun (arn) domo [ˈθomo]
woman

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 22:04

Not going to post your languages Vijay? Come on!

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 22:44

(ja) どうもありがとう! /doːmoaɾigatoː/
Thank you very much!

księżycowy wrote:Not going to post your languages Vijay? Come on!

I just realized though one possible problem with posting in all your languages. That presupposes that the word association is based on the English word or meaning in English (you Anglocentric, you!). By posting in one language, the word association could be based on the meaning or the actual word, as in my case above.
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-25, 22:46

"Woman" makes you think of "thank you very much"? :P

Nah, posting the same word in all my languages takes too much time. Especially given the number of languages!

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 22:50

vijayjohn wrote:"Woman" makes you think of "thank you very much"? :P

See my reply above! The pronunciation of the Mapundungan word made me think of that Japanese phrase.
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 22:52

dEhiN wrote:you Anglocentric, you!

I'll associate how I want! :hmpf:

Especially given the number of languages!

That was the joke, Vijay.

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 22:53

dEhiN wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:"Woman" makes you think of "thank you very much"? :P

See my reply above! The pronunciation of the Mapundungan word made me think of that Japanese phrase.

I was going to say something about that, but well.....just be glad you posted first. *ahem* :whistle:

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-25, 22:58

dEhiN wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:"Woman" makes you think of "thank you very much"? :P

See my reply above! The pronunciation of the Mapundungan word made me think of that Japanese phrase.

The pronunciation or the spelling? The pronunciation looks less like the Japanese phrase than the spelling does. :P
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vijayjohn wrote:Especially given the number of languages!

That was the joke, Vijay.

I was afraid so! :lol:

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 23:05

vijayjohn wrote:The pronunciation or the spelling? The pronunciation looks less like the Japanese phrase than the spelling does. :P

Yes, I meant spelling!

(ta) வணக்கம் /ʋaɳəkːəm/
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 23:14

What the heck is that, dEhiN? Are you trying to tell me I need to post the pronunciations too??

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 23:23

księżycowy wrote:What the heck is that, dEhiN? Are you trying to tell me I need to post the pronunciations too??

You do what you think is right! :P

(ta) கெட்டும் /keʈːɯm/
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-25, 23:25

Malayalam (ml) കെട്ടുക [kɛˈʈʊga]
to tie

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 23:28

(es) corbata
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 23:29

片結び

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-25, 23:34

set theory

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-12-25, 23:37

księżycowy wrote:片結び

Translation?? Not all of us speak Japanese, you know!

(fr) mathématiques
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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 23:47

dEhiN wrote:Translation?? Not all of us speak Japanese, you know!

But! But! You just told me to do what felt right! I swear. Can't please you guys tonight....

(ja) 大変 /taihen/
difficult, hard

That better?

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-12-25, 23:50

vijayjohn wrote:set theory

I'd like to know how we go from talking about knots to talking about mathematics. :P

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

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księżycowy wrote:Can't please you guys tonight....

What can I say, we're fickle!

That better?

Yes, that will do nicely. :D

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Re: Cross-Language Word-Association Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-26, 0:42

księżycowy wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:set theory

I'd like to know how we go from talking about knots to talking about mathematics. :P

I looked up 片, and I looked up 結び. Partial + union in a math context? Yeah, that reminds me of set theory. ;)

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