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Osiris, Cy

My Kind of Reality Television

Posted on 2008.12.15 at 00:10


denii or deniss
aeazel at 2008-12-15 08:57 (UTC) (Link)
— There is a breed of cat called the Egyptian Mau that traces its lineage back to ancient Egypt. Besides the fact that it has a gorgeous spotted coat, I love the fact that “Mau” is the Egyptian word for cat. Frankly, it makes a lot more sense than the English word – I’ve yet to hear any feline voice anything that sounded like “cat.”

Onomatopoeia is interesting in different languages. My Ancient Greek professor commented on this at one point, stating how the language one speaks colors the world around one, and how we shape the words of the sounds we hear. Random thought that occurred while reading this.

I also love Egyptian Maus.
charlesofcamden at 2008-12-18 07:45 (UTC) (Link)
--and a fine random thought it is!
--speaking as a fellow wordophile (oh look, a new word!)
So just to be clear, this fellow was an Ancient Greek professor, as opposed to an ancient Greek professor?
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