[ExI] little puzzle

Gadersd gadersd at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 14:04:06 UTC 2023

> Can anybody think of an exception?

In the Georgian language the word for mother is pronounced “dede” and the word for father is pronounced “mama.”

> On Oct 1, 2023, at 9:30 AM, Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On 2023-09-30 20:28, Jason Resch via extropy-chat wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 6:17 PM spike jones via extropy-chat
>> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> "OK's origins are disputed; however, most modern reference works hold
>> that it originated around Boston as part of a fad for misspelling in
>> the late 1830s, and originally stood for "oll korrect [all correct]".
>> This origin was first described by linguist Allen Walker Read in the
>> 1960s."
> To say that the origin of OK is disputed is a blatant understatement; there are 37 distinct etymologies proposed. That makes it one of the most controversial words I know of.
> I like the one that says it is an Anglicization of the Chocktaw suffix oke, okeh ("it is" or "indeed")
> What a fascinating word. Before OK was brought up, I was thinking of "mama". The syllable "ma" occurs in the word for mother in every language that I myself am familiar with. It lies at the very definition of "mammal". It might be a runner up to OK in terms of being close to a universal word. Can anybody think of an exception?
> Stuart LaForge
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