glassynails wrote: ↑
Fri May 12, 2017 12:09 pm
I discovered that the word cocho in Spanish is car in English. Now I wonder if the English word 'coach' comes from the latin 'cocho'. I also read that the word 'car' comes from the latin 'carrus' which means a 'wheeled vehicle'. Then I noticed that 'carrus' looks like our English word 'carry'. Are all these works related?
Also interesting is the Spanish name for boat is 'barco' which sounds similar to 'barcarola' that some of in cg are familiar with.
To be specific the term cocho is not necessarily a car (an automobile) In Spanish terminology a coche/cocho is a carrier of people that is pulled by a horse or a group of horses. If you remember the old western cowboys movies where the "bad" guys held up the traveling "coches". A car is relatively new in relation to the cocho,ie-coche.
In NYC there are still coches catering to the visitors taking a "ride" on the park and at times on the major centers of commerce.
The Golden Gate Park in San Francisco also have Coches-rides very popular with the turits to that park
The latin term carrus in spoken spanish is carro - rolling your double r's, almost similar to the term car in english