"Who eats clocks?"

Translation:Kiu manĝas horloĝojn?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JamesB84
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Mi estas Mazi, granda mazi!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hellomidnight

Horo = time, hour loĝo = dwelling, residence

horloĝo = time dwelling-place?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesB84
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No, just a coincidence. Here is a link to the original meaning, going back to Ancient Greek. A lot of languages have a word for clock similar to this. http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/Horologium.htm

  • Catalan: rellotge
  • English: horologe
  • French: horloge
  • Galician: reloxo
  • Italian: orologio
  • Jèrriais: hôlouoge
  • Occitan: relòtge
  • Portuguese: relógio
  • Spanish: reloj
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hellomidnight

Thanks, that's very interesting. I'm going to remember it by thinking of 'the dwelling-place of time' though ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Q-Allat
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Dutch: Horloge

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottBoggs3

"Horologium is from Latin horologium, from Greek orologion, literally 'that which tells the hour', from ora, 'hour', and -logion, that which tells"

That actually makes more sense than "where the hour lives". I dont like it. You can't have something that looks like a conjunction of two valid worda in a language that relies so heavily on conjunctions. Is there an alternative at all?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cosmomica
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Don't you know? Clocks are a great source of calcium!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaukaj

I remember watching Mazi en Gondolando. I could actually understand most of it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dnaleor
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hmmmmmm, horlogxoj estas bongustaj!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marcilio_mosco

Tried to answer "the big Mazi" Q _ Q

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/issaismailissa

It works!! Just write "la granda mazi" :-D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Q-Allat
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It didn't work for me... :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulDeNice1
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La Granda Mazi, what about just Mazi or granda Mazi??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daniel_bohrer
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Ankaŭ Krokodilo manĝas ilin.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trezapoioi1
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OT: why did they come up with this idea of having us repeating the wrong sentences immediately after reading the right solution? It really doesn't help improving ourselves! Is there a way to give a feedback about it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marshant

It does help, though. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klavumo
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No one, it's too time consuming

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klavumo
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Right when I was wondering where I had heard this joke before, I found it in another Duolingo forum for a similar sentence...

1 month ago
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