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]

Language families:

  • 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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