palmer_b at VANUATU.USP.AC.FJ
Mon May 10 00:46:36 UTC 1999
I can identify seahorse terms in two New Georgia group (North-West
Solomonic) languages: Roviana (Waterhouse's 1949 dictionary) and Marovo
(Hviding, E, 1990, "Draft environmental dictionary, Marovo Lagoon.")
mimila basioto "a species of Hippocampus or Sea-horse"
kokonini "Seahorse; Hippopus spp."
Pacific Languages Unit
> From: Phil Quick[SMTP:Phil.Quick at anu.edu.au]
> Reply To: Phil.Quick at anu.edu.au
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 1999 10:49 AM
> To: AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
> Subject: seahorse in Pendau (Sulawesi)
> Dear interested friends,
> One of my special interests is in fish names (as a linguist). I have
> collected two fish names for seahorse in Pendau (of the
> language group in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia).
> 1) pompombadi 'Hippocampus sp.'
> 2) ajaran dagat (a new synoym of <pompombadi>--as this is literally
> sea', transparentally from Indonesian 'kuda laut')
> Phil Quick
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