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Re: Idioms & Phrases

From:Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, August 26, 2002, 20:57
--- Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote:
> Do all natlangs have idioms? Slang? I was grumbling > to myself that I still > had to invent both categories for Asha'ille, but
> "ty ne kleinen shadovair" which is shortened in > common speech to "tikleisha." It's more or less the > equivalent of the phrase "great minds > think alike" but shortened to something like > "gremithia" instead of GMTA.
> Anyone > know of another language (con or nat) that does this > sort of thing?
You mean besides English? :) What you seem to be describing isn't a whole lot dissimilar to English contractions or compacted phrases [whachamacallit = what do you call it; willynilly = will he nill he, though I bet most Mod. Eng. speakers aren't aware of the verb "nill"!]. If Asha'ille speakers are aware of the difference between the long and shortened forms, that would be one form of A. slang! So, it looks like you've already invented it without even realising it!
> Arthaey
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