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    Re: China locked down Wuhan

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In the Navajo language, the word for the US federal government is wááshindoon ("Washington").
    And in English, too. We also use the White House in the same way.

    These are good examples of synechdoche.

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    Re: China locked down Wuhan

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    And in English, too. We also use the White House in the same way.

    These are good examples of synechdoche.
    It's not quite the same in Navajo, at least according to the English-Navajo dictionary I have. My dictionary lists it as the only word for it.
    I am not a teacher.

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