From: Lleo on 29 May 2010 14:44
On 29 maio, 12:07, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 29, 10:33Â am, Lleo <lleo...(a)lycos.com> wrote:
> > CorÃ©ia do Sul / RepÃºblica da CorÃ©ia
> HÃ n Quá»c
> > CorÃ©ia do Norte / RepÃºblica DemocrÃ¡tica Popular da CorÃ©ia
> Triá»u TiÃªn
Interesting. So there isn't a single word for "Korea"?
> > ItÃ¡lia
You sure know how to be concise :-) How do you pronounce it?
From: El Kot on 29 May 2010 15:13
> On 29 maio, 12:56, El Kot <nono.black.e...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> In Bulgarian, I'm giving the Cyrillic representation, and then the
>> pronunciation. I'm using @ to denote the schwa. Always hard 'g', like in
> Amazing - no country name ending with -ov or -ev! :-)
:) Well - no countries express the fact that they are somebody's.
Ivory Coast comes close - "Bryag na slonovata kost". Translated, it
is "Coast of the elephant's bone", and "slonov" means elephant's. The
appended "ta" is actually the article "the", which is postfixed in BG.
Another that comes close is Saudi Arabia - if its name was "Saudi
Arab", then it could be rendered as "Saudov Arap". But Arabia being
feminine, and for some other reason (which I don't know) it became
"Sauditska", even though "Saudova" would have been fine, and is in fact
how it is in Russian.
No, no, you can't e-mail me with the nono.
From: Bruce D. Scott on 29 May 2010 15:44
Chagney Hunt (essetm(a)gmail.com) wrote:
: On May 29, 11:13=A0am, jvazq...(a)semavenca.com wrote:
: > On 29 mayo, 08:02, anders t <anthu_001(a)no_-_spam_.hotmail.com> wrote:
: > > Elfenbenskusten
: > Had to look into the web to work this out.
: Elfen is something either relates to Elves or elephant, no? Since I
: don't wish to see Orlando Bloom, it must be the latter.
Same as in German: Elfenbeinkusten: Elfenbein is Ivory, or literally,
RM I thought France was Franjistan or was that the name used for
Christendom in the beginning of the Osman time?
drift wave turbulence: http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/
From: Chagney Hunt on 29 May 2010 16:24
On May 29, 2:44Â pm, Lleo <lleo...(a)lycos.com> wrote:
> On 29 maio, 12:07, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On May 29, 10:33Â am, Lleo <lleo...(a)lycos.com> wrote:
> > > CorÃ©ia do Sul / RepÃºblica da CorÃ©ia
> > HÃ n Quá»c
> > > CorÃ©ia do Norte / RepÃºblica DemocrÃ¡tica Popular da CorÃ©ia
> > Triá»u TiÃªn
> Interesting. So there isn't a single word for "Korea"?
That's what they call themselves! :-) Transliteration of Choson
(north) and Daehan (South, Dae only means big).
Choson -- Joseon -- Zhaoxian -- Triá»u TiÃªn -- is the last dynasty that
Han has older root -- ancient name of the region as called by the
The word Korea has older root than Choson, coming from the ancient
name of peninsula -- Koryo -- Gaogouli. I suspect that like China and
Japan, the western root of that name came from the time of the
Japan comes from the Chinese pronunciation of Nippon/Nihon (which is
what the Japanese call themselves. Nip/ni = sun, pon/hon = base/root),
transliterated into mandarin chinese = Riban, hence Japan.
Ironically the name China might not have been picked by the Chinese
themselves. It probably came from "Jin", a dynasty established by
nomads coming from from Manchuria who conquered and ruled most of
northern China for over a century before they themselves got swallowed
up by the Mongols.
> > > ItÃ¡lia
> > Ã
> You sure know how to be concise :-) How do you pronounce it?
From: ixion martin - GdBx on 29 May 2010 17:18
u = german � (including Uruguay)
ou = spanish u
ay = same sound as "yeah"
gn = spanish �
e = german e
� = spanish e
� = more or less the same
qu = c
i = spanish i
ie in the end of the word = i
the 's' at the end of the name is not said (except for
g, j = a little bit like the english g
Surafrica or Sudafrica = Afrique du Sud
M�xico = Mexique
Uruguay = Uruguay
Francia = France
Argentina = Argentine
Nigeria = Nig�ria
Corea del Sur = Cor�e du Sud
Grecia = Gr�ce
Inglaterra = Angleterre
Estados Unidos de Am�. = U-S-A, Etats-Unis (d'Am�rique)
Argelia = Alg�rie
Eslovenia = Slov�nie
Alemania = Allemagne
Australia = Australie
Serbia = Serbie
Ghana = Ghana
Holanda = Pays-Bas (Hollande is a part of it)
Dinamarca = Danemark
Jap�n = Japon
Camer�n = Cameroun
Italia = Italie
Paraguay = Paraguay
Nueva Zelanda = Nouvelle-Z�lande
Eslovaquia = Slovaquie
Brasil = Br�sil
Corea del Norte = Cor�e du Nord
Costa de Marfil = C�te d'Ivoire
Portugal = Portugal
Espa�a = Espagne
Suiza = Suisse
Honduras = Honduras
Chile = Chili
Contre une �quipe �trang�re, quand on dit diplomatiquement
que l'arbitre n'est pas dans un bon soir, c'est toujours le
fran�ais qui morfle.