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"Duo estas strigo."

Translation:Duo is an owl.

May 31, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LargoAdam

It took me some time to get this, but I have to say thumbs up for being different from other courses. you guys are the best!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndressaAndrd

This is the first time I see Duo being mentioned in a course. This is so nice! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

Where does the word strigo come from?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potestasity

In Romanian, there is the word "strigă" which is a type of owl. I think it's cool how Esperanto is tied to other languages. I did some quick research and here is some information on its origins https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/strigo#Ido


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthur0703

Oh, it's a Latin word! :) Yes, it's really cool! But the list of such languages is very short. The African, Asian and other languages are omitted, unfortunately. But the testimonies show that Asian people learn European languages very quickly, even comparing with European people.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shashank_Rana

Some words are also taken form indic languages atleast

Ananaso Ĉemizo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarakSaltz

It is the "barn owl". In French, the word is "chouette", which also means in English "swell"/"wonderful".

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strig%C4%83


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phonzo.cis

I like calling duo a duck in Spanish whenever I get mad at a lesson


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rippler

Wait, I thought Duo was teaching us. Why is he referring to himself in the third person?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TseDanylo

Yes, with his smexy voice!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ceguy18

yes my friend. i think the illuminati has been confirmed... again....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulDeNice1

I get it, but Duo looks like "mascot" in your notes. Notes are not clear for learner who have had too long a day! Duo to me, always sounds like "two", like learning one language from another, hence the two - learn one from another language!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheeBirdy

Make sure Abraham Setrakian is not nearby when talking about owls in Esperanto.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ungewitig_Wiht

Lol "strigoj" and "strigoi"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LisBohnert

[SPOILER ALERT]

But he's dead


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarPuppy7

Strigoj Strigojn?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManuJero

A nice pun!

Du(o) (s)Tri(go) Kvar Kvin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarakSaltz

I would like examples of relatively frequent cognates of "strigo".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

I could make some up for fun.... I'm not sure there really are any common ones. We have "strigine" which is like "feline" or "bovine" except for owls. The family of "true owls" are called "strigidae"...

There's a humanoid monster in D&D called "Strix"

Strix is also a fluting on a column. That's got to be related... but not common.

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