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    Foreign language words for Shadow?

    Need some help from the linguistically minded of you. Could you please post different words for shadow in different languages? Also, dark, eclipse, obscure, or night?

    It'd be great if you could cover the bases from a lot of different languages. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, various Native American, various African, German, Old English. If you think it's necessary, please include a pronunciation guide.

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    Japanese:
    Night - Yoru.

    Old English:
    Dark - Dox.

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    Here are some off the top of my head:

    Japanese:

    Kage = shadow (noun)

    Kurai = dark (adj.)

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    German - Schatten

    Italian - Ombra

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    here are the dutch:

    Schaduw - shadow
    Donker - dark
    Nacht - night

    Eclipse and obscure are the same (only pronunciation)

    I cant write pronunciation, but Ill see if I can find them.

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    Let's try it in french :

    Shadow = ombre
    Dark = sombre
    Eclipse = eclipse (This one was hard)
    Obscure = obscure (This one was harder )
    Night = nuit

    Don't know how I can write the pronunciation...

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    Cantonese

    Ying Ji or Ying

    Ying starts at a medium tone and rises yih- (medium) ng (going up) Ji at a low tone

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    More Cantonese

    Dark - Ha Ngam. Ha (High Tone) Ngam (Low tone)

    Eclipse - Yat Sihk. Yat (medium tone) Sihk (Low falling tone)

    Obscure (difficult to translate directly) Hahm Wu . Hahm (Low tone) Wu (low rising tone)

    Night - Maahn (low tone) or Yeh Maahn

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    Shadow = Skugga
    Night = Natt
    Obscure = Dunkel
    Dark = Mrk
    Eclipse = Frmrkelse, eklips

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    And finnish:

    shadow=varjo
    night=y
    obscure=hmr
    dark=pime
    eclipse=pimennys

    I try to return with pronunciation later.

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