African word for lion?

Sep 21st, 2005, 03:25 PM
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Africa Troublemaker: You are quite right. My intention was to put a fine point on the foolishness of this thread. Sadly, irony doesn't translate well, or else I am very bad at it.
Sharon (I'm female.)
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Sep 21st, 2005, 04:06 PM
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Hope Carol realises africantroublemaker is only joking. Clues (leaving aside king of the jungle): the lion ubiquitous? the lens, lense? photographical image?

Go for it, Carol; use whatever name appeals to you, except 'lion'. As a professional writer/amateur photographer, I can tell you that a label like 'tau' or 'papa lima' will make viewers back home look twice and ask what it means. It'll be a good discussion starter, unlike 'lion', which will make your visitors say "oh, what a joker you are" (like our adorable troublemaker)
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Olkurrukurr is one of the Maa words for lion.
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 10:12 AM
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Well, glad to be the source of some amusement here. I shall in fact use 'tau', as that is what our guides called this magnificent fellow that day. The picture is much more for my husband and I to enjoy, and I just thought the PLAQUE would dress up the picture. (Somehow, I knew when I typed it that "plack" wasn't right, and I couldn't remember the right spelling.. )
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:29 AM
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never mind africantrouble maker; he's caught up in his verbosity.
typo's and the like are acceptable in chat rooms. It's the written equivelent of an accent and adds character to the place.
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 10:37 PM
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And your use of "equivelent" was to make your point, mkhonzo. ;-)
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:32 PM
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Carol, the plaque is a great idea, and I understand why you want it. Our house is full of wildlife photos, all framed without name tags, but on one wall, we have a couple of landscapes of our favourite African destination...and there's an inset in the mat naming the location and the date the photos were taken. Not necessary, of course, but it's something very personal.
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