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AbauEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ruw

  1. a cassowary bone

ReferencesEdit

  • 2007, Arjen Lock, Phonology Essentials: Abau Language, SIL International.

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ryu̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -yu̯

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch ruuch, ru, rou, from Old Dutch *rūh, *rū, from Proto-Germanic *rūhwaz. The original stem ended in -h-, which disappeared between vowels, giving *rū- in the inflected forms in Old Dutch. This then gave rise to an alternative uninflected form *rū, which developed into Middle Dutch ru, rou, modern Dutch ruw, rouw. The original uninflected form was back-formed to ruig based on other words with -ch in the uninflected form and -g- in inflected forms, similar to what happened to hoog.

AdjectiveEdit

ruw (comparative ruwer, superlative ruwst)

  1. rough, crude, harsh (not gentle)
  2. raw, crude (unprocessed)
    De ruwe suiker wordt hier binnengebracht.
    The raw sugar enters the building right here.
    Dit is een bijproduct van ruwe olie.
    This is a byproduct of crude oil.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of ruw
uninflected ruw
inflected ruwe
comparative ruwer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ruw ruwer het ruwst
het ruwste
indefinite m./f. sing. ruwe ruwere ruwste
n. sing. ruw ruwer ruwste
plural ruwe ruwere ruwste
definite ruwe ruwere ruwste
partitive ruws ruwers
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: ru

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

ruw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruwen
  2. imperative of ruwen