Ebisedian tidbit of the day...
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 10, 2003, 19:55|
Uh, I mean, month...
Uh, I mean, *year*, seeing I haven't touched Ebisedian in a very long
Anyway, the conlang bug bit again today, and in a sudden spur of
conlangitis, I coined several new Ebisedian words, including _giki'_
[gi"ki], whose base meaning is "itch". Aside from meaning to itch in
general, it can also mean boils or inflammations on the skin, or even the
scabs and scars left after a nasty skin infection.
It is also used colloquially as an expression of annoyance, such as when
one is bogged down with little details that are necessary but irritating:
_3gikii'!_ - "little itches!". Along the same lines, _giki'_ can also be
used as an insult, in the sense of "go away, you little itch!".
The cognate verb, _ge'ke_ ["g&k&], is an interesting two-faced creature.
It can mean either "to tickle", when used transitively, or "to scratch
(oneself)", when the reflexive pronoun is present.
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