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"Who eats clocks?"

Translation:Kiu manĝas horloĝojn?

June 2, 2015

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesB84

Mi estas Mazi, granda mazi!


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

Horo = time, hour loĝo = dwelling, residence

horloĝo = time dwelling-place?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesB84

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

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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Q-Allat

Dutch: Horloge


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


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

You can indeed have words that look like a conjunction of other words. It leads to some of the best puns.

Kial le ĝirafo neniam estas sola? Ĉar ĝi havas kolegon.


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

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


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

Don't you know? Clocks are a great source of calcium!


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

hmmmmmm, horlogxoj estas bongustaj!


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

La Granda Mazi, what about just Mazi or granda Mazi??


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

Tried to answer "the big Mazi" Q _ Q


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Q-Allat

It didn't work for me... :(


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

Ankaŭ Krokodilo manĝas ilin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lee63091

La horloĝmanĝanto!


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

"Mazi". From Esperanto cartoon film.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacek327173

Mazi estas malsata. Mazi volas mangxi horlogxojn

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