"Pufferfish" in different languages

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"Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by suvat » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:29 am

Pufferfish is "Balon Baligi" in Turkish.
"Balon" is simply baloon and "balik" is fish.

How about others? :)
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Mareva » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:17 am

poisson ballon in french (fish ball)... but to be honest, we say puffer!!

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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by marfisa » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:54 am

It's "fugu" in Japanese, as most people know. The characters mean "river pig", appropriately enough.

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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by crazedpuffer » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:53 pm

Well CArino= Cute
and tetraodon is the type of poison puffers have so I think carinotetraodon means cute/little poison.

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Post by Mareva » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:57 pm

really?!? Carino is cute? That's funny! Cute little poison... didn't think the taxonomist had that kind of humor when naming things! :lol:

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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Nusquam » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:43 pm

Mandarin is "huh twoon." Not proper Pinying, because I never learned to do that properly. :redface:
But the first word, I think means lake (again, my mandarin sucks), and not sure what the second word means, but it's the same second word as in dolphin (hai twoon, first word is sea).

Crazed, what language is "carino"? All I could find in latin was "ship/vessel" (or keel, but I think that's pushing the definition a little far in this case).
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by crazedpuffer » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:05 pm

Nusquam wrote:
Crazed, what language is "carino"? All I could find in latin was "ship/vessel" (or keel, but I think that's pushing the definition a little far in this case).
Italian, I think it applies to a few other languages though.

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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Corvus » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:47 am

carino = keel (Latin carina)
tetraodon = 4 tooth (Greek)

the toxin tetrodotoxin is named for the puffer not vice verse.

Carinotetraodon is the freshwater genus where the males have keels they can erect during courtship, for threatening.
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by yunachin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:44 pm

Here is Puffer fish in kanji: パッファーの魚
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by crazedpuffer » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:54 pm

Corvus wrote:carino = keel (Latin carina)
tetraodon = 4 tooth (Greek)

the toxin tetrodotoxin is named for the puffer not vice verse.

Carinotetraodon is the freshwater genus where the males have keels they can erect during courtship, for threatening.
Thats pretty cool! You know the latin forms of other puffer genus'?

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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by By_a_coo » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:46 pm

That's all I know:

Tetraodon = 4 teeth
Biocellatus = 2 eyes

Carino = Carinus, diminutive of carus, "darling, dear, that is appreciated".

Puffer or Pufferfish is called BAIACU (BY-A-coo) in portuguese (that's my nick name :lol: ), but I don't know what baiacu means in latin.
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Corvus » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:24 am

cara, carus, carina:
http://www.behindthename.com/name/carina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_%28constellation%29

The scientist who named Carinotetraodon states the "keel" meaning
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by suvat » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:13 am

yunachin wrote:Here is Puffer fish in kanji: パッファーの魚
How can we pronounce it? Would you pls try to spell it in English?
By the way I think "Baiacu Verde Pintado" is GSP :) and, puffer fish is baiacu en Espanol, isn't it?
In German it must be something like kugelfisch or kugel fisch.
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Corvus » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:55 am

suvat wrote:In German it must be something like kugelfisch or kugel fisch.
Yes, Kugelfisch.
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Re: "Pufferfish" in different languages

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:55 am

In many translations I see them as "globefish" or "ballfish".
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