TI AMO


Afrikaans               : Ek is lief vir jou
                        : Ek het jou lief
Albanian                : Te dua
                        : Te dashuroj
                        : Ti je zemra ime
Alentejano              : Gosto de ti, porra!
Alsacien (Elsass)       : Ich hoan dich gear
Amharic (Aethio.)       : Afekrishalehou
                        : Afekrischalehou
Amharic (Ethiopian)     : Ewedishalehu (male/female to female)
                        : Ewedihalehu  (male/female to male)
American Sign Language  :  
                                   .~.
                          .~.      |_|                 the hand sign pictured at left
                          |-|      | |
                          | | _  _ |_|        It is a sign made of combination of signs
                          |-|/ \/ \| |   _    for the letters I, L, Y
                          |  | || |  | /  /
                          |  | || |  |/  /    I is the pinky pointing up, fingers in a fist
                          |   "  "   /  /     L is the forefinger pointed upward, thumb out
                          |I Love You  /      Y is the pinky up, thumb pointing out
                          \ hand sign /
                           \ ___/\___/        ILY is usually signed with your right hand

Apache                  : Sheth she~n zho~n (nasalized vowels like
                                             French, '~n' as in French
                                             'salon')
Arabic (formal)         : Ohiboke   (male to female)
                        : Ohiboki   (male to female)
                        : Ohibokoma  (male or female to two males
                                      or two females)
                        : Nohiboke  (more than one male or females
                                     to female)
                        : Nohiboka   (male to male or female to male)
                        : Nohibokoma   (male to male or female to two
                                        males or two females)
                        : Nohibokom  (male to male or female to more
                                      than two males)
                        : Nohibokon  (male to male or female to more
                                      than two females)
Arabic (proper)         : Ooheboki  (male to female)
                        : Ooheboka  (female to male)
Arabic                  : Ana behibak  (female to male)
                        : Ana behibek  (male to female)
                        : Ahebich  (male to female)
                        : Ahebik   (female to male)
                        : Ana ahebik
                        : Ib'n hebbak
                        : Ana ba-heb-bak
                        : Bahibak   (female to male)
                        : Bahibik   (male to female)
                        : Benhibak (more than one male or female to male)
                        : Benhibik  (male to male or female to female)
                        : Benhibkom  (male to male or female to more
                                      than one male)
                        : Nhebuk  (spoken to someone of importance)
Arabic (Umggs.)         : Ana hebbek
Armenian                : Yes kez si'rumem
Ashanti/Akan/Twi        : Me dor wo
Assamese                : Moi tomak bhal pau

Bangladeschi            : Ami tomake walobashi
Basque                  : Maite zaitut
                        : Nere maitea ("My love.")
Bassa                   : Mengweswe
Batak                   : Holong rohangku di ho
Bemba                   : Ndikufuna
Bengali                 : Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
                        : Ami tomay bhalobashi
                        : Ami tomake bahlobashi
Berber                  : Lakh tirikh
Bicol                   : Namumutan ta ka
Bolivian Quechua        : Qanta munani
Bosnian                 : Volim te
Braille                 : :..:| ..:| |..-.. .::":.., :.:;
Brazilian/Portuguese    : Eu te amo (pronounced 'eiu chee amu')
                        : Amo te
Bulgarian               : Obicham te
                        : As te obeicham
                        : As te obicham
                        : Obozhavam te ("I love you very much")
Burmese                 : Chit pa de

Cajun                   : Mi aime jou
Cambodian               : Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
                        : Bon sro lanh oon
Canadian French         : Sh'teme  (spoken, sounds like this)
                        : Je t'aime   ("I like you")
                        : Je t'adore  ("I love you")
Catalan                 : T'estimo  (Catalonian)
                        : T'estim   (Mallorcan)
                        : T'estime  (Valencian)
                        : T'estim molt ("I love you a lot")
Cebuano                 : Gihigugma ko ikaw
Chamoru (or Chamorro)   : Hu guaiya hao
Cherokee                : Aya gvgeyu'i nihi
Cheyenne                : Ne mohotatse
Chichewa                : Ndimakukonda
Chickasaw               : Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)
Chinese                 : Goa ai li     (Amoy)
                        : Ngo oi ney    (Cantonese)
                        : Wo oi ney        ( " )
                        : Ngai oi gnee  (Hakka)
                        : Ngai on ni     ( " )
                        : Wa ai lu      (Hokkien)
                        : Wo ai ni      (Mandarin)
                        : Wo ie ni        ( " )
                        : Wuo ai nee      ( " )
                        : Wo ay ni        ( " )
                        : Wo ai ni      (Putunghua)
                        : Ngo ai nong   (Wu)
Corsican                : Ti tengu cara (male to female)
                        : Ti tengu caru (female to male)
Creol                   : Mi aime jou
Croatian (familiar)     : Ja te volim    (used in proper speech)
                        : Volim te       (used in common speech)
Croatian (formal)       : Ja vas volim   (used in proper speech)
                        : Volim vas      (used in common speech)
                        : Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I kiss you",
                                       'lj' pronounced like 'll' in
                                       Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish)
Croatian (old)          : Ljubim te  (may still be found in poetry)
Czech                   : Miluji te  (a downwards pointing arrowhead
                                      on top of the 'e' in te, which is
                                      pronounced 'ye')
                        : Miluju te! (colloquial form)
                        : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'd (male speaker, "I like
                                                you (very much)", often
                                                used and prefered)
                        : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'da (female speaker)

Danish                  : Jeg elsker dig
Dusun                   : Siuhang oku dia
Dutch                   : Ik hou van je
                        : Ik hou van jou
                        : Ik bemin je   (old fashioned)
                        : Ik bemin jou      ( " )
                        : Ik heb je lief    ( " )
                        : Ik ben verliefd op je ("I am in love with you")
                        : Ik ben verliefd op jou         ( " )
                        : Ik houd erg veel van jou ("I love you very
                        : Ik houd erg veel van je       much")
                        : Ik vind je leuk    ("I like you")
                        : Ik vind je aardig       ( " )
                        : Ik vind je heel erg leuk  ("I like you very
                        : Ik vind je heel aardig         much")
                        : Ik zie je graag
                        : Ik mag jou wel  ("I like you")
                        : Ik mag jou heel graag ("I like you very much")
                          (the last two are more superficial, thus more
                           suitable for male to male)

Ecuador Quechua         : Canda munani
English                 : I love you
                        : I adore you
                        : I love thee   (used only in Christian context)
Esperanto               : Mi amas vin
Estonian                : Mina armastan sind
                        : Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian               : Afgreki'

Farsi (old)             : Tora dust mi daram
Farsi                   : Tora dost daram  ("I love you")
                        : Asheghetam
                        : Doostat daram    ("I'm in love with you")
                        : Man asheghetam   ("I'm in love with you")
Filipino                : Mahal ka ta
                        : Iniibig kita
                        : Mahal kita
Finnish (formal)        : Mina" rakastan sinua
                        : Rakastan sinua
                        : Mina" pida"n sinusta ("I like you")
Finnish                 : (Ma") rakastan sua
                        : (Ma") tykka"a"n susta  ("I like you")
Flemish (Belgian Dutch) : Ik zie oe geerne
French                  : Je t'aime   ("I love you")
                        : Je t'adore  ("I love you", stronger meaning
                                        between lovers)
                        : J' t'aime bien ("I like you", meant for friends
                                          and family, not for lovers)
French (formal)         : Je vous aime

Gaelic                  : Ta gra agam ort
                        : Moo graugh hoo
German (formal)         : Ich liebe Sie  (rarely used)
German                  : Ich liebe dich
                        : Ich hab dich lieb (not so classic and
                                             conservative)
German dialects:
 Bavarian (Bayrisch)    : I moag di gern
    (Bavaria/Bayern)    : I mog di  (right answer: "I di a")
                        : I lieb di
 Berlin dialect         : Ick liebe dir  (Old, very old)
    (Berlinerisch)      : Ick liebe Dich
 Berner-Deutsch         : Ig liebe di
 Bochumer               : Ich lieb Dich!
 Franconian (Fra"nkisch): Du gfa"llsd mer fai
    (Franconia/Franken) : Bisd scho mai gouds freggerla (already in a
                                                         relationship)
                        : Mid dier ma"cherd ich a amol (sexually touched,
                                    ment as a compliment, not litterally)
                          (the above 3 entries really mean "I like you",
                           a Franke would never say "I love you")
 Friesian (Friesisch)   : Ik hou fan dei (sp?)
                        : Ik hald fan dei
 Hessian (Hessisch)     : Isch habb disch libb
 Ostfriesisch           : Ick heb di leev
 Saarla"ndisch          : Isch hann disch lieb
 Saxon (Sa"chsisch)     : Isch liebdsch
 Swabian (Schwa"bisch)  : ( ? )
 Swiss German           : Ch'ha di ga"rn
      (Schweizerdeutsch)
 Vorarlberg dialect     : I stand total uf di
      (Vorarlbergerisch)
Greek                   : S'ayapo  (spoken "s'agapo", 3rd letter is lower
                                      case 'gamma')
                        : Eime eroteumenos mazi sou ("I'm in love with)
                        : Eime eroteumenos me 'sena(you", male to female)
                        : Eime eroteumeni mazi sou ("I'm in love with)
                        : Eime eroteumeni me 'sena (you", female to male)
                        : Se latrevo      ("I adore you")
                        : Se thelo  ("I want you", denotes sexual desire)
Greek (Arhea/Ancient)   : Philo se
Greenlandic             : Asavakit
Gronings                : Ik hol van die
Guarani'                : Rohiyu (ro-hai'-hyu)
Gujrati                 : Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon.
                        : Hoon tuney chaoon chhoon ('n' is nasal, not
                             pronounced)

Hausa                   : Ina sonki
Hawaiian                : Aloha wau ia 'oe
                        : Aloha wau ia 'oe nui loa  ("I love you
                                                      very much")
Hebrew                  : Anee ohev otakh     (male to female)
                        : Anee ohevet otkha   (female to male)
                        : Anee ohev otkha     (male to male)
                        : Anee ohevet otakh   (female to female)
                                              ('kh' pronounced like
                               Spanish 'j', Dutch 'g', or similiar to
                               French 'r')
Hindi                   : Mai tumase pyar karata hun  (male to female)
                        : Mai tumase pyar karati hun  (female to male)
                        : Mai tumse pyar karta hoon
                        : Mai tumse peyar karta hnu
                        : Mai tumse pyar karta hoo
                        : Mai tujhe pyaar kartha hoo
                        : Mae tumko peyar kia
                        : Main tumse pyar karta hoon
                        : Main tumse prem karta hoon
                        : Main tuze pyar karta hoon ('n' is nasal, not
                             pronounced)
Hopi                    : Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian               : Szeretlek
                        : Te'gedet szeretlek   ("It's you I love and
                                                 no one else")
                        : Szeretlek te'ged   ("It's you I love, you know,
                                              you", a reinforcement)
                          (The above two entries are never heard in
                           a normal context.)

Ibaloi                  : Pip-piyan tana
                        : Pipiyan ta han shili ("I like/love you
                                                   very much")
Icelandic               : Eg elska thig (pronounced 'yeg l-ska thig')
Ilocano                 : Ay ayating ka
Indonesian              : Saya cinta padamu    ('Saya', commonly used)
                        : Saya cinta kamu             ( " )
                        : Saya kasih saudari          ( " )
                        : Saja kasih saudari          ( " )
                        : Aku tjinta padamu    ('Aku', not often used)
                        : Aku cinta padamu            ( " )
                        : Aku cinta kamu              ( " )
Interglossa             : Mi esthe philo tu
Italian                 : Ti amo     (relationship/lover/spouse)
                        : Ti voglio bene  (between friends)
                        : Ti voglio  (strong sexual meaning, "I want
                                      you", refering to other person's
                                      body)
Irish                   : Taim i' ngra leat
Irish/Gaelic            : t'a gr'a agam dhuit

Japanese                : Kimi o ai shiteru
                        : Aishiteru
                        : Chuu shiteyo
                        : Ora omee no koto ga suki da
                        : Ore wa omae ga suki da
                        : Suitonnen
                        : Sukiyanen
                        : Sukiyo
                        : Watashi wa anata ga suki desu
                        : Watashi wa anata wo aishithe imasu
                        : Watashi wa anata o aishitemasu
                        : A-i-shi-te ma-su
                        : Watakushi-wa anata-wo ai shimasu
                        : Suki desu (used at the first time, like for a
                             start, when you are not yet real lovers)
Javanese                : Kulo tresno

Kankana                 : Laylaydek sik a
Kannada                 : Naanu ninnanu preethisuthene
                        : Naanu ninnanu mohisuthene
Kikongo                 : Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola nge')
Kiswahili               : Nakupenda
                        : Nakupenda wewe
                        : Nakupenda malaika ("I love you, (my) angel")
Klingon                 : bangwI' SoH     ("You are my beloved")
                        : qamuSHa'        ("I love you")
                        : qamuSHa'qu'     ("I love you very much")
                        : qaparHa'        ("I like you")
                        : qaparHa'qu'     ("I like you very much!")
                          (words are often unnecessary as the thought
                           is most often conveyed nonverbally with
                           special growlings)
Korean                  : (Tangsinul) Saranghae ("I love you")
                        : (Tangsinul) Saranghaeyo (with a little respect)
                        : (Tangsinul) Saranghapnida       ( " )
                        : Nanun dangsineul saranghapnida  ( " )
                        : Tangsinul
                        : Tangsinul sarang ha yo ("I love you, dear")
                        : Dangsinul saranghee yo
                        : Saranghee
                        : Nanun dangsineul joahapnida ("I like you")
                        : Nanun dangsineul mucheog joahapnida ("I like
                                                           very much")
                        : Nanun dangsineul mucheog saranghapnida ("I love
                                                          you very much")
                        : Nanun gdaega joa ("I like him" or "I like her")
                        : Nanun gdaereul saranghapnida ("I love him" or
                                                        "I love her")
                        : Gdaereul hjanghan naemaeum alji ("You know how
                                                    much I love him/her")
                        : Nanun neoreul saranghanda
                        : Joahaeyo ("I like you")
                        : Saranghaeyo     (more formal)
                        : Saranghapanida  (more respectful)
                        : Norul sarang hae (male to female in casual
                                                      relationship)
                        : Tangshini choayo ("I like you, in a romantic
                                                              way")
Kpele                   : I walikana
Kurdish                 : Ez te hezdikhem

Lao                     : Khoi hak jao
                        : Khoi mak jao lai ("I love you very much")
                        : Khoi hak jao lai ("I like you very much")
                        : Khoi mak jao   (This means "I prefer you",
                                          but is used for "I love you".)
Lappish                 : Mon rahkistan tonu
Latin                   : Te amo
                        : Vos amo
Latin  (old)            : (Ego) Amo te   ('Ego', for emphasis)
Latvian                 : Es tevi milu (pronounced 'es tevy meelu')
                                       ('i in 'milu' has a line over it,
                                        a 'long i')
                        : Es milu tevi (less common)
Lebanese                : Bahibak
Lingala                 : Nalingi yo
Lisbon lingo            : Gramo-te bue', chavalinha!
Lithuanian              : Tave myliu (Ta-ve mee-lyu)
                        : Ash mir lutavah
Lojban                  : Mi do prami
Luo                     : Aheri
Luxembourgish           : Ech hun dech ga"r

Maa                     : Ilolenge
Macedonian              : Te sakam  (a little stronger than "I like you")
                        : Te ljubam  ("I really love you")
                        : Jas te sakam ('j' sounds like 'y' in May)
                        : Pozdrav ("Greetings")
Madrid lingo            : Me molas, Tronca!
Maiese                  : Wa wa
Malay/Indonesian        : Saya cintakan kamu (grammatically correct)
                        : Saya cinta akan kamu(expanded version of above)
                        : Saya sayangkan kamu (grammatically correct)
                        : Saya sayang akan kamu (expanded version)
                        : Aku cinta pada mu (most direct translation)
                        : Saya cintakan awak
                        : Aku cinta pada kau
                        : Saya cinta pada mu (best, most commonly used)
                        : Saya sayangkan engkau ('engkau' often shortened
                          to 'kau', 'engkau' is informal form and should
                          only be used if you know the person _really_
                          well)
                        : Saya sayang pada mu
                        : Aku sayangkan engkau
                        : Saya sayang pada mu
                        : Aku menyintai mu
                        : Aku menyayangi mu
                        : Aku kasih pada mu
                        : Aku jatuh cinta pada mu
Malayalam               : Ngan ninne snaehikkunnu
                        : Njyaan ninne' preetikyunnu
                        : Njyaan ninne' mohikyunnu
Maltese                 : Jien inhobbok
Marathi                 : Mi tuzya var prem karato
                        : Me tujhashi prem karto (male to female)
                        : Me tujhashi prem karte (female to male)
Marshallese             : Yokwe yuk (sort of multi-purpose, like Aloha,
                                    literally "Love to you, my friend")
Mohawk                  : Konoronhkwa
Mokilese                : Ngoah mweoku kaua
Moroccan                : Kanbhik  (both mean the same, but spoken)
                        : Kanhebek (in different cities)

Navaho                  : Ayor anosh'ni
Ndebele                 : Niyakutanda
Norwegian               : Jeg elsker deg  (Bokmaal)
                        : Eg elskar deg   (Nynorsk)
                        : Jeg elsker deg  (Riksmaal: outdated, formerly
                                           used by upper-class and
                                           conservative people)
Nyanja                  : Ninatemba

Op                      : Op lopveop yopuop
Osetian                 : Aez dae warzyn

Pakistani               : Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
                        : Muje se mu habbat hai
Papiamento              : Mi ta stima'bo
Pig Latin               : Ie ovele ouye
Pilipino                : Mahal kita
                        : Iniibig kita
Polish                  : Kocham cie
                        : Kocham ciebie
                        : Ja cie kocham (slang, not commonly used)
Portuguese/Brazilian    : Eu te amo (pronounced 'eiu chee amu')
                        : Amo te
Pulaar                  : Mbe de yid ma (mbe: d: yidh ma)
                                        (Pronounced as two words,
                                         "Mbe deyidma".  'b' and second
                                         'd' have bars through the stems
                                         indicating affrication, the ':'
                                         indicate minute pauses)
Punjabi                 : Main tainu pyar karna
                        : Mai taunu pyar karda
                        : Mein nu terey na^l piyaar ay (pronounced:
                          "meinu therei naal piya'rei",  th  as in bath)
                          ' = stressed syllable
Pushto                  : Mung jane' (pronounced: "puxto: mu'ng jane'")

Quenya                  : Tye-mela'ne

Raetoromanisch          : Te amo
Romanian                : Te iubesc
                        : Te ador    (stronger)
Russian                 : Ya vas lyublyu        (old fashioned)
                        : Ya tyebya lyublyu         (best)
                        : Ya lyublyu vas        (old fashioned)
                        : Ya lyublyu tyebya

Samoan                  : Ou te alofa outou
                        : Ou te alofa ia te oe
                        : Talo'fa ia te oe ("Hello, from me to you")
Sanskrit                : Anurag (a higher love, like the love of music
                                  or art)
Scot-Gaelic             : Tha gradh agam ort
Serbian (formal)        : Ja vas volim   (used in proper speech)
                        : Volim vas      (used in common speech)
                        : Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I kiss you",
                                       'lj' pronounced like 'll' in
                                       Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish)
Serbian (familiar)      : Ja te volim    (used in proper speech)
                        : Volim te       (used in common speech)
Serbian (old)           : Ljubim te  (may still be found in poetry)
Serbocroatian           : Volim te
                        : Ljubim te
                        : Ja te volim ('j' sounds like 'y' in May)
Shona                   : Ndinokuda
Sinhala                 : Mama oya'ta a'darei
Sioux                   : Techihhila
Slovak                  : Lubim ta
Slovene                 : Ljubim te
Spanish                 : Te amo
                        : Te quiero
                        : Te adoro    ("I adore you")
                        : Te deseo    ("I desire you")
                        : Me antojis  ("I crave you")
Srilankan               : Mama oyata arderyi
Swahili                 : Nakupenda
                        : Naku penda (followed by the person's name)
                        : Ninikupenda
                        : Dholu'o
Swedish                 : Jag a"lskar dig ('dig' pronounced like 'day')
Syrian/Lebanese         : Bhebbek (male to female)
                        : Bhebbak (female to male)

Tagalog                 : Mahal kita
Tahitian                : Ua here au ia oe
                        : Ua here vau ia oe
Tamil                   : Naan unnai kadalikiren
                        : Nan unnai kathalikaren
                        : Ni yaanai kaadli karen ("You love me")
                        : N^an unnaki kathalikkinren ("I love you")
                        : Nam vi'rmberem
Telugu                  : Ninnu premistunnanu
                        : Neenu ninnu pra'mistu'nnanu
                        : Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai (formal)           : Phom rak khun   (male to female)
                        : Phom ruk koon       ( " )
                        : Ch'an rak khun  (female to male)
                        : Chun ruk koon       ( " )
Thai                    : Khao raak thoe  (affectionate, sweet, loving)
Tswana                  : Dumela
Tunisian                : Ha eh bak
Turkish (formal)        : Sizi seviyorum
Turkish                 : Seni seviyorum
                        : Seni begeniyorum  ("I adore you")
                                          (g has a bar on it)
Twi                     : Me dowapaa

Ukrainian               : Ya tebe kokhayu
                        : Ja tebe kokhaju (real true love)
                        : Ja vas kokhaju
                        : Ja pokokhav tebe
                        : Ja pokokhav vas
Urdu                    : Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon
                        : Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai
                        : Mujge tumae mahabbat hai
                        : Kam prem kartahai
                        : Mujhe tum se piyaar hai (pronounced:
                          "mujhei' Oo'm se' piya'r ha'e")
                        : Mujhe tum se muhabbat hai (pronounced:
                          "mujhe'i Oo'm se' mohub:u'th ha'e",  th  as
                          in bath)
                          ' = stressed syllable, Oo' =  o  like in bold

Vai                     : Na lia
Vdrmldndska             : Du dr gvrgo te mdg
Vietnamese              : Anh ye^u em   (male to female)
                        : Em ye^u anh   (female to male)
                        : Toi yeu em
Volapa"k                : La"fob oli
Vulcan                  : Wani ra yana ro aisha

Welsh                   : Rwy'n dy garu di
                        : Yr wyf i yn dy garu di (chwi)
Wolof                   : Da ma la nope
                        : Da ma la nop (da ma'lanop)

Yiddish                 : Ikh hob dikh lib
                        : Ich libe dich
                        : Ich han dich lib
                        : Kh'hob dikh lib
                        : Kh'ob dikh holt
                        : Ikh bin in dir farlibt
Yucatec Maya            : 'in k'aatech  (the love of lovers)
                        : 'in yabitmech  (the love of family, which
                                          lovers can also feel; it
                                          indicates more a desire to
                                          spoil and protect the other
                                          person)
Yugoslavian             : Ja te volim

Zazi                    : Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
Zulu                    : Mena tanda wena
                        : Ngiyakuthanda!
Zuni                    : Tom ho' ichema



Explanation of Languages
------------------------
Afrikaans       -> spoken by people of Dutch heritage in South Africa
Alentejano      -> language spoken in Portugal
Alsacien        -> French/German dialect (live in France, but speak
                   like Germans)
Amharic         -> Official language spoken in Ethiopia.  Just one of
                   over 80 languages spoken there.
Apache          -> North American Indian Nation rangeing from the plains
                   states to the eastern Rocky Mountains and from the
                   Canadian to Mexican borders
Arabic          -> language spoken in the Arab countries including
                   but not limited to Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,
                   Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and
                   the region of Palestine.
Ashanti/Akan/Twi-> Ashanti is the most popular and predominate of
                   many dialects spoken in Ghana.  The Ghanan language
                   is generally refered to as either Akan or Twi.
Assamese        -> language spoken in the state of Assam, India
Bassa           -> language spoken in Africa
Batak           -> language spoken in the northern Sumatra province of
                   Indonesia
Bavarian        -> language spoken in the state of Bavaria, southern
                   Germany (actually a German dialect)
Bemba           -> language spoken in Africa
Bengali         -> language spoken in the state of West Bengal, India,
                   as well as almost all people of Bangladesh
Bicol           -> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Braille         -> The alphabet represented by patterns of raised dots.
                   It is 'read' by touch.
Cajun           -> French dialect spoken by people who migrated from
                   Acadia, Canada, to the Louisiana, USA, area.
                   Acadia is in an Atlantic province.
Cebuano         -> language spoken in Philipines near the town of Cebu
Cherokee        -> North American Indian tribe
Cheyenne        -> North American Indian tribe, part of the Apache
                   Nation
Chichewa        -> language spoken in Malawi, Central Africa
Chickasaw       -> North American Indian tribe (southeastern Oklahoma)
Creol           -> French dialect spoken by people from Haiti.  It is
                   basicly French with a little English and German.
Dusun           -> language spoken by the Dusun tribe, one of the largest
                   in North Borneo
Dutch           -> language spoken in the Netherlands and the provinces
                   of East- and West-Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg, and
                   Flemmish-Brabant, Belgium
Esperanto       -> The International Language. An 'artificial' language.
Farsi           -> language spoken in Iran.  Dialects of Farsi spoken in
                   Pakistan and Afghanestan.  Farsi is sometimes called
                   Persian.
Franconian      -> German dialect spoken by the citizens of Franken or
                   Franconia which is part of Bavaria in the area
                   around Nuremberg
French          -> language spoken in France, Canada, and the provinces
                   of Luxembourg, Namur, Liege, Hainault, and Brabant-
                   Walloon(Brabant of the Walloons), Belgium
Friesian        -> language spoken in northern Holland, northern
                   Germany, and in some parts of Denmark
                   (mainly west coast)
Gaelic          -> language spoken in Ireland
Gronings        -> Dutch dialect
Guarani'        -> one of the two official languages in Paraguay
Gujrati         -> language spoken in the state of Gujrat, India, and
                   Pakistan
Hakka           -> Chinese dialect from Manchuria
Hausa           -> language spoken in Nigeria
Hebrew          -> language spoken in Israel and by Jewish people
Hindi           -> language spoken in the northern states of India
Hopi            -> North American Indian tribe (southwest, Arizona)
Ibaloi          -> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot
                   natives, specifically the Ibaloi's
Ilocano         -> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Interglossa     -> An 'artificial' language invented by Lancelot Hogben,
                   circa 1940.
Kankana         -> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot
                   natives, specifically the Kankana-ey's
Kannada         -> language spoken in the state of Karnataka,
                   southern India
Kikongo         -> language spoken in Zaire, Africa
Klingon         -> Spoken in Star Trek.  Proper term for the language
                   is "tlhIngan Hol".  The Klingon homeworld is
                   Qo'noS, in English it's Kronos.
Kpele           -> language spoken in Africa
Lao             -> language spoken in Laos and by the Laotian people
                   living in northern Thailand
Luo             -> language spoken in Kenya
Luxembourgish   -> language spoken in Luxembourg and in the border areas
                   in Belgium (Arlon), France (Thionville), and Germany.
                   A mixture of French and German, with the emphasis on
                   German.
Maa             -> language spoken in Africa
Malayalam       -> language spoken in the state of Kerala, India
Maltese         -> language spoken on Malta, a small independent island
                   in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy with around
                   400,000 inhabitants.  Maltese is a mixture of Arabic
                   and Italian mostly.
Marathi         -> language spoken in the state of Maharastra, India
                   (Bombay is the capital city)
Marshallese     -> language spoken on the Marshall Islands
Mohawk          -> North American Indian tribe (New England, maybe one of
                   the Seven Nations/Iriquois?)
Mokilese        -> language spoken on Mokil and Ponape (Pohnpei)
Moroccan        -> language spoken in Morocco, North Africa
Navaho          -> North American Indian tribe (southwest)
Ndebele         -> language spoken in Zimbabwe
Nyanja          -> language spoken in Africa
Papiamento      -> language spoken on the island of Aruba
Pulaar          -> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Fulani people
Punjabi         -> language spoken in the state of Punjab, northern India
Quechua         -> language spoken by Incan Indians (South America)
Quenya          -> Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his
                   books.  Notably, "The Lord of the Rings".
Shona           -> language spoken in Zimbabwe
Sinhala         -> Language of the non-Tamil (majority) people of
                   Sri Lanka.  Also spoken in Ceylon.
Sioux           -> North American Indian tribe (upper midwest)
Swahili         -> language spoken by some indigenous tribes of East
                   Africa
Tagalog         -> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Tamil           -> language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India,
                   and in Sri Lanka(by a low percentage of the people),
                   Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritus
Telugu          -> language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India
                   (eleventh most spoken language in the world)
Tswana          -> language spoken in Africa
Twi/Akan        -> language spoken in Ghana.  See also Ashanti.
Urdu            -> language spoken in Pakistan and India
Vai             -> language spoken in Africa
Vdrmldndska     -> language spoken in the Vdrmland(Vaermland), Sweden,
                   region north of Lake Vdnern.The real Vdrmldndska
                   language is spoken to the northwest of Lake Vdnern
                   up to the border of Norway and in northern Vdrmland
                   around the town of Torsby by about 270,000 people,
                   90,000 of which consider it to be their mother
                   language.  It is a mixture of Swedish and Norwegian
                   with some borrowed words from the many Valloonian
                   people who went there to work as engineers in the
                   mining industry during the 17th century.
Volapa"k        -> An 'artificial' language invented by August Schleyer,
                   circa 1880.
Vulcan          -> Spoken in Star Trek by Mr. Spock and others from
                   the planet Vulcan
Walloon         -> literally Welsh(not English Welsh), a little used
                   French dialect with certain German influences
                   spoken in the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur,
                   Liege, Hainault, and Brabant-Walloon(Brabant of
                   the Walloons), Belgium
Wolof           -> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Wolof people
Yucatec Maya    -> language spoken by indigenous people of the Yucatan
                   peninsula in Mexico
Zazi            -> Kurdic dialect
Zuni            -> North American Indian tribe


a'              -> 'a' with the acute accent (') over it (ASCII code 160)
a"              -> 'a' with two dots (Umlaut)   (ASCII code 132)
a^              -> elongated vowel (e.g. 2 a's)
e^              -> ^ above e
e'              -> 'e' with the acute accent (') over it (ASCII code 130)

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(no guarantee for correctness though....)


Something extra:


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Hindu: (Om Shanti, Symbol of Peace and Love and Oneness)

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