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Quite a Handful (Posted on 2012-03-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5

What do HA, INGA, LIMA, PET, and PUMP have in common?

Feel free to add the kitchen SINK, if that helps!

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Some Thoughts More than the kitchen "SINK" (spoiler) Comment 6 of 6 |
Other languages was unexpected. If not for the posted solution, I do not know if I would have been able to find that connection...

Romanized/sans diacritic "English" words that are the cardinal "FIVE" in other languages:

HA   (Lao; Thai)
INGA (Burmese; Tibetan) *{often transliterated NGA}
LIMA (several East Indian and Oceanic languages)
PET  (several Slavic languages)
PUMP (Welsh)
SINK (Cape Verdean Creole; Novial)


Other Romanized/sans diacritic "English" words  that are the cardinal "FIVE" in other languages [via spellings as pronunciations are different, especially with the missing diacritics]:

AT    (Mansi)
BA    (Tripuri)
CHIN  (Norman; Jčrriais)
CHINK (Picard)
FIEF  (Northern Low Saxon; Plautdietsch)
GO    (Sino-Japanese)
HO    (Yucatec Mayan)
HOMES (Yemenite Hebrew)
I     (Sumerian)
JOB   (Kiche)
KIN   (Ido)
LIME  (Balinese; Fataluku; Sasak)
LIMO  (Dusun)
LOB   (Klingonaase)
MAX / MACH (Etruscan)
MU    (Spokil)
NAN   (Mi'kmaq; Passamaquoddy; Malecite; E. Abenaki)
O     (Sino-Korean)
PAT   (Slovak)
PEN   (Glosa)
PIMP  (Old Welsh)
PRAM  (Khmer)
SHAM  (Láadan)
SIN   (Auvergnat)
TINT  (Istro-Romanian)
WET   (Khanty)
WITE  (Proto-Uralic)

  Posted by Dej Mar on 2012-04-02 13:10:33
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