What does money refer to in your language please, etymologically, I mean ? Dutch/G geld gold French argent silver Lat. pecunia cattle, I believe I have also heard of 'shell money' but then we seem to be referring to the pre-money system, the trade/ exchange system (bartering ?). Still, might be an interesting track - on a thin line between linguistics and and sociology/... (is 'thin line' correctly used here ?).