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Monday, February 11, 2008

inom, minum, and nomu

Tagalog inom, indonesian minum, and japanese nomu has probably the same root.
The stem of nomu is actually nom, if it conjugates, it will change to nomimasu, nonderu, nomanai, etc depending on speech. Indonesian minum, might change to minuman, meminum, etc and tagalog inom can change to uminom, umiinom, etc.


-ed and het

hakka het has resemblance with english -ed
example in hakka, si het, means died.
si is to die, and het is the the particle that suggest it has been completed.