General Discussion

Moderator: voron

User avatar
eskandar
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 2555
Joined: 2006-12-15, 8:27
Real Name: Eskandar
Gender: male

Re: General Discussion

Postby eskandar » 2017-08-05, 14:21

It does indeed mean "what" in Sudanese Arabic (it's pronounced shinu but I didn't notice if the guy said it correctly or my brain just autocorrected it, haha). This word is also used in Moroccan and Iraqi dialects. Supposedly the etymology is from classical ayy shay2in huwa as shu is from ayy shay huwa and esh and eih are from ayy shay.
Away from Unilang until further notice.

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 21782
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: General Discussion

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-24, 3:45

I like how the entire time, the host has his hand on the translator's shoulder. Like "don't be too nervous about doing a shitty translation job on camera for the world to see! It's okay!" :lol: And then after that, the translator had to use three languages to confirm that this Sudanese guy was wearing shoes made of tiger skin.


Return to “Turkish (Türkçe)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests