baļuun

MarshalleseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English balloon, (possibly via Middle French ballon) from Italian pallone (large ball) from palla (ball), from Lombardic *palla. The Northern Italian form, balla (ball shaped bundle), today a doublet, likely derived from Old French balle, from Frankish *balla (ball), and may have influenced the spelling of this word. Both Germanic words are from Proto-Germanic *ballô (ball), *balluz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoln- (bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to blow, swell, inflate).

PronunciationEdit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑlˠuːnʲ], (enunciated) [pˠɑlˠuunʲ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠælˠiwinʲ/
  • Bender phonemes: {baļiwin}

NounEdit

baļuun (M.O.D.: baḷuun) (construct form baļuunin, person noun ri-baļuun)

  1. an airplane

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