Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 17:32|
> However, the thread may be aged, but hopefully not dead yet. So here we go:
On Conlang, no thread is ever dead, and responses up to a year later are not
> vader (father) -> vaders or vaderen (with two different meanings).
What are the different meanings, and which plural goes with which?
> kampong -> kampongs
I had guessed that this was < Malay < English "compound", but the story turns
out to be the other way: English "compound" in the sense "group of buildings
enclosed by a fence" turns out to be < Malay, altered by folk etymology.
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