Borrowed words

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Re: Borrowed words

Post by flying chicken » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:30 am

JBTrain wrote: What is ban gang? In Viet there is banh canh which is a cake-like noodle in soups. Like that?
Yep, thats the one.
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Master Donut Baker » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 am

How about "somlor maju youn", was it Youn origin or Khmer?
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by flying chicken » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:00 am

Funny you mention that dish. A few years ago there was a request to change the name of this dish to Somlor maju Vietnam.
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:57 am

There are tons of borrowed French words, for obvious reasons. I can't be bothered to think of and list all the ones I know but most medical terms are French (even simple ones like bacteria, antibiotics etc). Several construction/building terms are also French: screwdriver, bolt, cement, concrete, tiles, etc. Lots of simple words also have French origins (backpack, coat etc).
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by giblet » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:17 am

Banh hoi is also a very popular dish in Cambodia. Also known as Vietnamese noodles.
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Joon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:57 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:There are tons of borrowed French words, for obvious reasons. I can't be bothered to think of and list all the ones I know but most medical terms are French (even simple ones like bacteria, antibiotics etc). Several construction/building terms are also French: screwdriver, bolt, cement, concrete, tiles, etc. Lots of simple words also have French origins (backpack, coat etc).
Given names too: Lundy, Marady, Jeudy, Samedy and Dimanche.
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:59 am

You forgot Diamond/Diamong. ;)
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Joon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:21 pm

I have yet to meet a Cambodian named Diamant :) but know someone whose name is Unique. Oh other brrowed french words as names are Soley (soleil=sun) and Lalune (=the moon).
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by flying chicken » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:55 am

Joon wrote:
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:There are tons of borrowed French words, for obvious reasons. I can't be bothered to think of and list all the ones I know but most medical terms are French (even simple ones like bacteria, antibiotics etc). Several construction/building terms are also French: screwdriver, bolt, cement, concrete, tiles, etc. Lots of simple words also have French origins (backpack, coat etc).
Given names too: Lundy, Marady, Jeudy, Samedy and Dimanche.
Can you tell me the origin of the name Lundy (Long Di). I am very curious.
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Re: Borrowed words

Post by Joon » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:24 pm

These names come from the days of the week in French.
Lundi (Monday)
Mardi (Tuesday)
Jeudi (Thursday)
Samedi (Saturday)
Dimanche (Sunday)

Amusingly, no one's called Mercredi (Wednesday) or Vendredi (Friday).
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