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Levi
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 Message 969 of 2491
23 November 2009 at 5:02pm | IP Logged 
lyn
'lightning' - Danish
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 Message 970 of 2491
24 November 2009 at 10:20am | IP Logged 
fulmo
"lightning", Esperanto
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Levi
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 Message 971 of 2491
24 November 2009 at 7:45pm | IP Logged 
der Blitz
'lightning' - German
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 Message 972 of 2491
25 November 2009 at 1:04am | IP Logged 
fulgur
'lightening' - Latin
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 Message 973 of 2491
25 November 2009 at 6:22am | IP Logged 
tximist
"lightning", Basque
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Levi
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 Message 974 of 2491
26 November 2009 at 5:45am | IP Logged 
éclair m.
'lightning' - French. It also means "éclair", of course.

Aucassin wrote:
'lightening'

This misspelling is one of my biggest pet peeves. "Lightning" has two syllables, and refers to the weather phenomenon; "lightening" has three syllables, and refers to the act of making something lighter. I could almost go along with the popular idea these days of abandoning prescriptivism entirely, if it weren't for the words "lightening" and "nucular". It could just be a case of the language evolving without me, but I'm going to put up a fight anyways, at least for those two words. ;)
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 Message 975 of 2491
26 November 2009 at 12:40pm | IP Logged 
ngèlé gbângà[/]
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 Message 976 of 2491
26 November 2009 at 1:51pm | IP Logged 
eh, could you disclose where "ngèlé gbângà" comes from and what it means? Just 'lightning' in a local language somewhere in Congo or what?

Levitation - (several languages incl. English and French): the occult act of hovering in mid air, presumably because you somehow becomes weightless (Latin 'levis' = light)


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