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13:51 Jul 16, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Ti Kabana
We purchased a boat with this name..."Ti Kabana". We would like to know what it means. It may not be Spanish.
Toni
English translation:> see below <
Explanation:
Most of the words in Spanish that start with "k" are loan-words from other languages. Is your new boat by any chance a sailing ketch or sloop large enough to make the voyage to the South Pacific? The phrase "Ti Kabana" has, to my ear, a Polynesian (specifically, Tahitian) ring... If the previous owner isn't around to explain the name, you might contact the harbormaster where she's moored, or inquire among the owners of neighboring vessels. Cruisers are a gregarious lot, for whom talking boats is the next best thing to sailing in them... -- Or you could send e-mail to Dr. William (Cap'n Bill) McKinley, an orthodontist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (address below). His 33-foot sloop, which sails the Gulf Coast out of Biloxi, is the _Ti Kabana II_. -- Hope this helps! -- Best, H.B. Clifford (translator and sometime sailing instructor on San Francisco Bay)
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 23:29
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Well, It's a small world. I bought Cap'n Bill's boat! Thanks for your help! Toni
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na> see below <Heathcliff
naSmall Cuatro GuitarFayçal Falaky


  

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Small Cuatro Guitar


Explanation:
Aince I take it the book is in Spanish, Ti Kabana may refer to a small cuatro guitar or violin which is used in Jibaro music in Puerto Rico.

However, if the book has nothing to do with Puerto Rico, Ti Kabana, may also mean "the hut" or "refuge". The word in Spanish is cabana, in French, it is cabane, and it it is derived from kabana which I think might be a malaysian word.

Fayçal Falaky
Local time: 08:29
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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> see below <


Explanation:
Most of the words in Spanish that start with "k" are loan-words from other languages. Is your new boat by any chance a sailing ketch or sloop large enough to make the voyage to the South Pacific? The phrase "Ti Kabana" has, to my ear, a Polynesian (specifically, Tahitian) ring... If the previous owner isn't around to explain the name, you might contact the harbormaster where she's moored, or inquire among the owners of neighboring vessels. Cruisers are a gregarious lot, for whom talking boats is the next best thing to sailing in them... -- Or you could send e-mail to Dr. William (Cap'n Bill) McKinley, an orthodontist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (address below). His 33-foot sloop, which sails the Gulf Coast out of Biloxi, is the _Ti Kabana II_. -- Hope this helps! -- Best, H.B. Clifford (translator and sometime sailing instructor on San Francisco Bay)


    Reference: http://wwmckinley@msn.com
    See also this site, where Cap'n Bill talks about his boat: members.tripod.com/~Orthodocs/
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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Well, It's a small world. I bought Cap'n Bill's boat! Thanks for your help! Toni
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