[Mihalic] tanget and other botanical terms
lynch_j at VANUATU.USP.AC.FJ
Fri Nov 19 07:17:15 EST 2004
Terry Crowley's Bislama dictionary gives, for /nanggaria/, 'victory leaf, ti
plant (Cordyline terminalis).
From: C A Volker [mailto:volker at nalik.org]
Sent: Thursday, 18 November 2004 5:39 p.m.
To: Mihalic List
Subject: [Mihalic] tanget and other botanical terms
I have a question about "tanget", a word which hasn't yet made its way onto
I am currently working on a Nalik-English-Tok Pisin dictionary and have come
the entry for the Nalik word for "tanget". The Tok Pisin equivalent is easy,
but what is the internationally recognisable English word? In Hawai'i it's
called a ti plant, but in Australia? In PNG English it's "tanget", of
spelt "tangket" in the Dellasta PNG Encyclopedia. But internationally? Ti?
That brings up the question as to the target English of PNG dictionaries
the Nalik or Mihalic Tok Pisin ones. Should it be PNG English (tanget,
tradestore), Aussie English, or some generic international English?
Also, anyone know the correct botanical name for tanget? The original
lists Taetsia fructicosa, but by googling ti plant, I found Cordyline
terminalis, and the pictures look like our PNG tanget. Can anyone less
botanically challenged than me help out?
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