Borrowed words

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Re: Borrowed words

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Joon wrote: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).
I think the origins of at least a few of those names are older than French... just sayin'.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby flying chicken » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Joon wrote: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).
Errr ok!
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby flying chicken » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Tgai Chan = Monday
Tga ungea = Tuesday
Tgai Ppott = Wedesday
Tgai Pro ho'r = Thusrday
Tgai Ssok = Friday
Tgai Sao = Saturday
Tgai ar tturt = Sunday

Any name of days share the similarity above?
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby Username Taken » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:42 pm

^^ Plenty of people called Chan and Sok.

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Re: Borrowed words

Postby Joon » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Well, the thing some of the days' names have in common is that they represent astral bodies.
Tgai chan = Monday = Lundi = Moon (Lune in French)
Tgai atith = Sunday = Sun

In French, Mardi stands for Day of Mars, Mercredi is Day of Mercure, Jeudi is Day of Jupiter, Vendredi is Venus' Day, and Samedi is Day of Sabbath. Dimanche comes from latin Dominicus (lord) and has Christian origins as Day of the Lord.

Curious to know where the Khmer names come from.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:59 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Joon wrote: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).
I think the origins of at least a few of those names are older than French... just sayin'.
Ummm, pretty sure they're not. Just sayin'. They know it means "Monday" in French. They like naming them after months or days because of when the kid was born. I'm assuming they don't use mercredi or vendredi because they're 3 syllable words with weird "r" sounds.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:15 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
Joon wrote: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).
I think the origins of at least a few of those names are older than French... just sayin'.
Ummm, pretty sure they're not. Just sayin'. They know it means "Monday" in French. They like naming them after months or days because of when the kid was born. I'm assuming they don't use mercredi or vendredi because they're 3 syllable words with weird "r" sounds.
Ummm, pretty sure they are. The origin of Lundi is Lune, from the Latin "luna", etc.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:18 pm

I thought you were referring about the khmer origins of those names (predating the French)... Now I'm confused.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby Joon » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:19 pm

Okay, StroppyChops, but we are talking about usage of French words in Khmer as given names.
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Re: Borrowed words

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:05 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:I thought you were referring about the khmer origins of those names (predating the French)... Now I'm confused.
Sorry - stirring the pot, too much free time and an Internet connection. Carry on... :oops:
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