Hindi Word of the Week!

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Hindi Word of the Week!

Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-06, 20:43

OK Hindi lovers, here's this week's word, so memorise it!

palaayanvaad

(masculine noun)

meaning: escapism

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Etymology

Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-06, 20:52

Here's the background on this word: it's from Sanskrit "palaayan" (also masc. noun) meaning flight, escape or desertion.

I'd love to give you the Devnagari spelling but I can't type that on this computer. :x

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Re: Etymology

Postby Psi-Lord » 2005-10-06, 20:55

Jamie*On wrote:I'd love to give you the Devnagari spelling but I can't type that on this computer. :x

Not sure if you know this or if it can be any helpful in your case, but you can try http://www.aczoom.com/itrans/online/ in Hindi mode.
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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-06, 21:01

Useful tool thanks a lot! Here it is in all its glory:

पलायनवाद

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Postby pasalupo » 2005-10-09, 10:47

Great! Thank you, is -vaad = -ism?
Where am I to to put the stress?
Gentles do not reprehend.

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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-09, 11:51

I think stress in Hindi is quite even, if you put it on any syllable I don't think it matters, but you should check that with a native speaker of good Hindi.

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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-09, 18:09

pasalupo, "-vaad" is the "ism". As a suffix it means a concept or theory of the thing it's joined to.

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Postby Tomcat » 2005-11-01, 10:28

pasalupo wrote:Great! Thank you, is -vaad = -ism?
Where am I to to put the stress?


The stress would normally be on the second syllable, (palaayanvaad, but in Hindi the stress is not fix, so you could also pronounce it palaayanvaad if that suits the sentence melody better.


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