query: Where are you going?

Lu, Tianqiao tianqiao.lu at JCU.EDU.AU
Mon Jun 20 02:24:31 UTC 2011


Shoot mui? (drink not-yet) "Have you drunk (ie Have you taken a drink?)" is a common greating among the Maonan men in southern part of China.


Mike Tianqiao Lu (Dr)
Postdoc Research Fellow
The Cairns Institute
James Cook University
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Sent: Monday, 20 June 2011 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: query: Where are you going?

Dear Colleagues,
   I heard that in Osaka area of Japan, a common greeting is (or was?):

'Are you making any profit/money?'

Presumably this greeting is (or was?) used among merchants.

Best wishes,


Tasaku Tsunoda

National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
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On 11/06/19 13:43, "Christopher P. Wilde" <chris_wilde at SALL.COM> wrote:

>A common greeting in Nepali (Indo-Aryan) is:
>    खाना खानुभयो?
>    [khana khanubhayo]
>    lit. "Have you eaten?"
>-Chris Wilde, Pokhara Nepal

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