babi nanguy

Daniel Kaufman bahasawan at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 4 14:14:51 UTC 2010


This reminds me of a discussion (which probably took place here) about the
etymology of Malayic payau 'deer', which was felt to originate from the
brackish water they drink from (also 'payau'). I wonder how many more
Bornean cases there are of animals being named after their (aquatic?)
behavior.

-Dan Kaufman



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> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:56:55 +0700
> From: "antonia soriente" <antonia1 at attglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [An-lang] nanguy 'pig' in Akit
> To: "'Karl & Kristen Anderbeck'" <anderbeck at gmail.com>,
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> I do not work in Sumatra but in Borneo where the word langui means
> obviously
> 'to swim' and is not used to refer to boars. But let me point out one
> important thing that wildboards do during the fruit season in the jungle,
> that is moving in herds and swimming in the rivers to reach the fruit
> areas.
> Have a look at the follow from a book of an anthropologist who studied
> animal and human behavior in Borneo.
>
> http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tI477-njXEQC&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=musim
>
> +babi+berenang&source=bl&ots=oAOvzZSP8M&sig=TM8pw0qKqlFMEc9yB3lOADyCPbQ&hl=e
>
> n&ei=Y5AITJPvJ4qCOPedxAE&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AE
> wAA#v=onepage&q=musim%20babi%20berenang&f=false<http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tI477-njXEQC&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=musim%0A+babi+berenang&source=bl&ots=oAOvzZSP8M&sig=TM8pw0qKqlFMEc9yB3lOADyCPbQ&hl=e%0An&ei=Y5AITJPvJ4qCOPedxAE&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AE%0AwAA#v=onepage&q=musim%20babi%20berenang&f=false>
>
> Hope this can help.
>
>
>
> Antonia Soriente
>
> Indonesian studies
>
> Universita' di Napoli "l'Orientale"
>
>
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