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Word for Elephant

Postby Bubbles » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 5:02 pm

Hi

Can anyone help me with a word? A friend of mine is writing a book and needs a word for a place where domesticated elephants are kept.

You know the type of elephants you see in Thailand who work for a living, say pulling logs or maybe ceremonial elephants? Not the sort you get at the zoo.

I'd be really pleased if anyone could think of anything.

Thanks all

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 5:20 pm

I believe the word for elephant in Thai is Chang - Same as their famous beer brand...

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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 5:28 pm

Ta Baf

She's looking for a word for where they're kept....would this make it a Chang house? lol

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Postby Bafana » Thu, 24 Feb 2005 1:36 pm

Maybe its Chang Mai???

Anyone know any Thai around here :wink:

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 01 Mar 2005 12:43 am

Phom phuut nit noi phaasaa thai khrap, but elephant corrals are a little out of my usual line of business. 8) In a pinch I'd probably go for baan chang (elephant village).

Lexitron is down as usual right now, but maybe you can try your luck when you see this.


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