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Query:   Re: 9.1779 International Words
Author:  Karen Steffen Chung
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics

Summary:   THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUMMARY ON 'INTERNATIONAL
WORDS' -I.E. WORDS LIKE _CHOCOLATE_ THAT APPEAR IN SIMILAR
PHONETIC FORM IN A LARGE NUMBER OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES -
POSTED LAST DECEMBER 14. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED:

BALESTRIERI, PETER
CHARLES BIGELOW
DAMON ALLEN DAVISON
JAKOB DEMPSEY
JAMES L. FIDELHOLTZ
MARK IRWIN
KIMBERLY JONES
PATRICIA KILROE
AGNES LESZNYAK
ZOUHAIR MAALEJ
DUNCAN MACGREGOR
JOHN MACKIN
HEATHER MARSDEN
ARTO MUSTAJOKI
ARTAN PERNASKA
NORVIN RICHARDS
K. P. SCHNEIDER
HARTMUT TRAUNM?LER
COLIN WHITELEY
DAVID WILMSEN


BELOW FOLLOW (1) A LIST OF WORDS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN
'DISQUALIFIED' AS POSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL WORDS; (2) NEW
SUGGESTIONS FOR POSSIBLE INTTERNATIONAL WORDS; (3) WORDS
DISQUALIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL WORDS IN THE SECOND ROUND OF
INQUIRY; (4) COMMENTS ON SOME OF THE STRONGER CONTENDERS FOR
INTERNATIONAL WORD STATUS: A. _CHOCOLATE_, B._COFFEE_, C. _TEA_,
D. _MAMA_ AND _PAPA_, E. SAUNA; (5)INFORMATION ON A RESEARCH
PROJECT IN INTERNATIONAL WORDS; AND (6) INFORMATION ON A CD-ROM
THAT USES INTERNATIONAL WORDS TO TEACH RUSSIAN.


(1) SURVIVORS FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF INQUIRY - I.E. WORDS THAT
HAVE NOT YET BEEN 'DISQUALIFIED' AS POSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL WORDS:

ALLELUIA
BIKINI
CHOCOLATE
COCOA
COFFEE
CURRY
CZAR/TSAR
GOLF
JAZZ
MAMA
PAPA
SHOCK
YOGA


(2) NEW SUGGESTIONS FOR POSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL WORDS:

AMEN
COCA-COLA
HUMOR


(3) WORDS DISQUALIFIED IN THE SECOND ROUND OF INQUIRY:

NINJA
OK
SAUNA
T-SHIRT


(4) FURTHER COMMENTS ON PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL WORDS:

A. _CHOCOLATE_

I. ON THE ETYMOLOGY OF CHOCOLATE: SPANISH CHOCOLATE < AZTEC
S3OKOATL 'BEVERAGE MADE OF FERMENTED MAIZE', BY MISTAKE INSTEAD
OF THE INTENDED KAKAU9ATL (MADE OF CACAO AND MAIZE).

HARTMUT TRAUNM?LER


II. THE HISTORY OF THE MESO-AMERICAN

LL Issue: 10.703
Date Posted: 08-May-1999
Original Query: Read original query