What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

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What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby mohidtahir » 2018-06-27, 16:36

A friend sent me these, but I can't find which language these belong to:
"Spord ciloc frdew hismlsu"
"Erac Ideap"
"Nilyadiv spord"
Can anyone help me?
Thank you.

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Re: What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-06-27, 16:47

These all look like backward English, e.g. "Nilyadiv spord" > "Vi-Daylin Drops".
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Re: What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby mohidtahir » 2018-06-27, 17:42

linguoboy wrote:These all look like backward English, e.g. "Nilyadiv spord" > "Vi-Daylin Drops".

The last two do make sense like that,
"Erac ideap" > "Paedicare" (A pediatric oral rehydration therapy)
But the first one doesn't,
"Spord ciloc frdew hismlsu" > "drops colic wedrf uslmsih"
This doesn't mean anything!
Any other guesses?

And yeah, thanks for replying.

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Re: What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-06-27, 17:51

mohidtahir wrote:"Spord ciloc frdew hismlsu" > "drops colic wedrf uslmsih"
This doesn't mean anything!

"Colic drops" are definitely something. I'm not sure what's up with the other two words. They don't seem to correspond to any common brand names of colic drops.
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Re: What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby Bernard » 2018-06-28, 7:47

The last two do make sense like that,
"Erac ideap" > "Paedicare" (A pediatric oral rehydration therapy)

:hmm: As far as I know, the Latin infinitive 'paedicare' means nothing but 'to practise pederasty'.

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Re: What language do these phrases belong to? And what do they mean?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-07-15, 14:53

Bernard wrote:
The last two do make sense like that,
"Erac ideap" > "Paedicare" (A pediatric oral rehydration therapy)

:hmm: As far as I know, the Latin infinitive 'paedicare' means nothing but 'to practise pederasty'.

A common Anglophone practice for products associated with medicine is to end the brand name with "care", so, to the degree a brand name can be analyzed, "paedicare" is more of a noun meaning "childcare". But yeah, it is funny they'd pick the name given the Latin verb.
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