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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Saint Dominican Creole French voir, from French voir (to see). Compare Louisiana Creole French oua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. see

Krisa[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. fish
    ona su wì.
    Fish live in the water.

References[edit]

  • Donohue, Mark and San Roque, Lila. I'saka: a sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea. (Pacific Linguistics, 554.) (2004).

Muong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From onomatopoeic origin?”)

Cognate with Vietnamese ve.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wɛ²/, [wɛ² ~ βɛ²]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Mường Bi) cicada
    Khảng khốt, lãng hốc cá ngày.
    In the summer, the cicadas cry all day.

References[edit]

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội