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さー【茶】

 Ryukyu (Yonaguni)

saa [saː]

Definition

Noun

  1. Tea (especially green tea)

Etymology

Derived from vowel lengthening and lenition of the word ちゃ【茶】 cha "tea". Cognate to Okinawan ちゃー chaa, ちゃ cha, (suffix) じゃ -ja and (formal) うちゃ【う茶】 ucha; and both modern Japanese おちゃ【お茶】 ocha and ちゃ cha.

Notes

Related forms:

Yonaguni Japanese Meaning
さー【茶や】
saaya
おちゃは【お茶は】
ocha wa
(topicalized form)
"Tea; the tea"
さーん【茶ん】
saaN
おちゃも【お茶も】
ocha mo
(literally)
"Tea as well"
さーぬ【茶ぬ】
saanu
おちゃの【お茶の】
ocha no
(genitive form)
"The tea's; ~ of the tea"

意味:おちゃ【お茶】、ちゃ【茶】

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