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Re: fruitbats (wasRe: Butterflies)

From:Rodlox R <rodlox@...>
Date:Thursday, November 10, 2005, 1:08
>From: Roger Mills <> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: >Subject: Re: fruitbats (wasRe: Butterflies) >Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 16:21:20 -0500
> >Rodlox wrote: > > >From: Yann Kiraly <yann_kiraly@...> > > > > > >What exactley is a fruitbat? Is it an especialy big bat or does it > > >specialise on fruit? > > > > yes to both. > > > > they're also known as Flying Foxes (though they aren't related to > > foxes...aside from both being mammals)
>brownish least the ones I saw in Indonesia.
I consider you to be very lucky - you got to go there.
>They seem very >social, hang around in treetops, and make a dreadful racket.
if I may ask, what do they sound like?
>The ones I saw >were in the daytime and seemed quite active, but I don't know whether >they're also nocturnal, like real bats.
they can be...but if its daytime when they smell fruit that's ripe, they'll fly towards it. (granted, my information on them is soley from books and tv programs)
>My Indo. dictionary has _kalong_ 'flying fox', probably the Javanese form >of >_keluang_ (though that is defined as 'a large bat')
do they eat flying foxes? if so, do they add to kalong/keluang, or is "cooked bat" a separate word? *curious* thanks.