Language families[edit | edit source]
European (counts as one family):
- English: shower
- French: douche
- German: Dusche, Brause
- Russian: душ (duš)
- Spanish: ducha, regadera
Austronesian (counts as one family):
- Indonesian: dus
- Filipino: dutsa
- Mandarin: 淋浴 (línyù), 淋浴器 (línyùqì), 花灑 (huāsǎ)
- Japanese: シャワー (shawā)
- Korean: 샤워 (syawo)
- Vietnamese: vòi sen, vòi hoa sen "showerhead", mưa rào
- Hindi: शावर (shaavar)
- Telugu: షవర్ (ṣavar)
- Arabic: دُش (duš), دُوش (dūš), دش (dash)
- Swahili: kuoga "bath"
- Persian: دوش (duš)
- Turkish: duş
Notes[edit | edit source]
- It is possible that the Globasa word for "bath" can be used in place of "shower" and that a separate word for "shower" might not be needed. Showering is a method of bathing as opposed to using a tub or pool, and bath locations often include a separate showering facility. Does Globasa need to describe concepts in as much detail as natural languages?
- Some languages borrow their word for "shower" from English, but most of them adjust the pronunciation of the word in a fairly consistent way, adding a full vowel before the r. Should the Globasa form be based entirely on the English form, or should it follow the forms in the other languages?
Consensus[edit | edit source]
- European, Austronesian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish: 5
- European, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Telugu: 5 (winner in terms of priority)
Decision[edit | edit source]
xawar, xawa, xawor, xawer
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