Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 14 May 2011

მგელი - the wolf















is so admired that it is
a first- and family-name
world-wide: Wolf, Vuk, Úlfur,
Wilk[as], Varg, Vlk, Ujku, Lupu,
Lobo, Gurg, al-Dib, Farkas, گرگ
Otso, Vrk, Amarok, Blaidd, Susi,
MacIntyre, ተኲላ...
and so we've done our hellish best
to exterminate it.

Swahili, Amazigh, Lingala
(to name a few)
- but not Amharic -
seem to lack a wolf-word
- presumably
because so few wolves are left
in Africa.

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