15.3550, Qs: Etymology of 'Bikini Atoll'; Vowel Length

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Subject: 15.3550, Qs: Etymology of 'Bikini Atoll'; Vowel Length

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1)
Date: 19-Dec-2004
From: Boyan Nikolaev < boyannikolaev at yahoo.com >
Subject: Etymology of 'Bikini Atoll'

2)
Date: 19-Dec-2004
From: Gosia Dymnicka < gochad24 at go2.pl >
Subject: Vowel Length


-------------------------Message 1 ----------------------------------
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:11:41
From: Boyan Nikolaev < boyannikolaev at yahoo.com >
Subject: Etymology of 'Bikini Atoll'


I am working on an article about neologisms.

The word BIKINI, I think, was misinterpreted in 1946 as being Latin and
consisting of bi- (=two) + something unclear. So, in time it dropped its
bi- and became MONOKINI, even TANKKINI.

Could anyone tell me what the real Polynesian (Marshallese) word means and
help me explain it not considering the Latin bi-?

Best,
Boyan Nikolaev

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography




-------------------------Message 2 ----------------------------------
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:11:44
From: Gosia Dymnicka < gochad24 at go2.pl >
Subject: Vowel Length



Hello!

I am a Polish student of the English language and I am  interested in the
topic of vowel length especially the Scottish Vowel Length phenomena.
I would like to write my M.A project about the vowel length in Scottish and
to compare it with other languages. Could you give me some necessery
information on the subject? Maybe some links to articles on the Internet or
direct to me to the people specializing on the topic?

Thank you in advance.

Hope to hear from you

Gosia

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology






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