Talk:cuốn

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Etymology[edit]

Does this word derive from or ? 71.66.97.228 02:56, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Probably from (juàn, "scroll, roll") but not / (juǎn, "to roll"), judging from the tone. There are many descendants of 卷 in Vietnamese: cuốn ("roll, scroll; to roll up"), cuộn ("roll, coil, spool"), cuợn ("to roll up; coil"), quận ("to wind, to roll up"), quấn ("to wind, to twine") and the SV reading quyển ("volume, book"). Hbrug 10:12, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks--I didn't know comparing the tones could help. So it's not definitive? Should we add in the etymology that it's "probably" from that? 71.66.97.228 18:13, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Um, yes. This is not the SV reading, so there is some chance that Vietnamese had a native word which resembled 卷 in both pronunciation and meaning.. although the possibility that this is a Vietnamised Sino-Vietnamese word or an Old Sino-Vietnamese borrowing is much higher. Hbrug 21:18, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

What do you think of this database? 71.66.97.228 23:52, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Seems to be created by someone believing in the common origin of Vietnamese and Chinese and someone promoting an orthographic reform of Vietnamese =D But otherwise, pretty good. Hbrug 00:20, 6 November 2011 (UTC)