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Hindi Word of the Week!

Posted: 2005-10-06, 20:43
by Jamie*On
OK Hindi lovers, here's this week's word, so memorise it!

palaayanvaad

(masculine noun)

meaning: escapism

Comments / suggestions, please reply... :wink:

Etymology

Posted: 2005-10-06, 20:52
by Jamie*On
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

Re: Etymology

Posted: 2005-10-06, 20:55
by Psi-Lord
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.

Posted: 2005-10-06, 21:01
by Jamie*On
Useful tool thanks a lot! Here it is in all its glory:

पलायनवाद

:shock:

Posted: 2005-10-09, 10:47
by pasalupo
Great! Thank you, is -vaad = -ism?
Where am I to to put the stress?

Posted: 2005-10-09, 11:51
by Jamie*On
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.

Posted: 2005-10-09, 18:09
by Jamie*On
pasalupo, "-vaad" is the "ism". As a suffix it means a concept or theory of the thing it's joined to.

Posted: 2005-11-01, 10:28
by Tomcat
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.