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Re: Surprising Results DNA/AQ/Ali/TAL

"The expression used to designate an unknown person, the equivalent of “So-and-
so” or “What’s-his-name” in English, is fulano in Spanish for a man, and fulana for a
woman. These clearly derive from Arabic ful•n and ful•na, which are used in identical
circumstances.

The expanded expression fulano de tal “So-and-so of such-and-such
(place)” may be understood as a translation of sorts of the Arabic expression ful•n al-
ful•nı, where al-ful•nı takes the form and place of a denominal adjective indicating a
place of origin."

source link: http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:GGrpguDm7nAJ:www.mesas.emory.edu/gmesc/pdf/9_Spain_Unit_Part_3.pdf+fulano+de+tal+etymology&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Here's another point of reference. :-) Don't think it was at ALL lost. As we piece together our past, I think every little bit counts. I cannot dispute what "Tee" is saying, however, "Tee" should not be so quick to knock another observation. As I understood... DNA is a very new field and MANY of us do not know the etymologies of many words and phrases. For this very reason, we should remain OPEN to bits and pieces of other information that might lead us to a better, more enhanced conclusion of the origins of things... especially when it comes to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands.

Ali

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