[Ads-l] Kouta Kouta, Coochie-Coochie and Hoochie Coochie

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 6 20:09:39 EDT 2016


That's a good point.  I do not know the answer.

But I would have thought "hula" alone was the original name; and "hula-hula" and American-English alteration.



> Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 19:25:42 -0400
> From: hwgray at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: Kouta Kouta, Coochie-Coochie and Hoochie Coochie
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> Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > hula-hula
> 
> 
> _Hula-hula_ is not evidential in this case, being the original name of the
> dance in the Hawaiian language.
> 
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