zimaz

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French image.

In French, the plural word images is commonly preceded by a word, such as aux, les or mes, whose final s or x is not pronounced except in front of vowels, where it is pronounced /z/. As a result, there was a misconception among Mauritians not well-acquainted with the French language that the singular word started with /z/.

Noun[edit]

zimaz

  1. picture