Re: CHAT: Trial of the century?
|From:||John Fisher <john@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 17, 1999, 1:17|
In message <36A02757.56B8@...>, vardi <vardi@...>
>Could it be that the American participants (and others) are glued to the
>televison watching the bizarre events from Washington DC?
I suppose it's just about possible...
>Perhaps we could each offer our conlang versions of the following:
>1. I didn't inhale.
>2. My own infidelity is quite a different matter.
>3. Cigars are for putting in your mouth.
Oh dear. I haven't got a word for inhale. How about:
In do va asufa la orlew
I not PAST smoke PERFECTIVE in-to-ADVERBIAL
"I didn't smoke right down inside"
Inye penna do-combilsu eti docwa frenu telva
My own un-faithful-ness is zero-ADVERBIAL same-kind matter
(Though this is an odd use of "combil", perhaps "ascwaye do-lafrocsu"
(lustful inconstancy) would be better)
Tsiga yorda, pe-topa yascorlew
Cigar EMBED-is-for PASSIVE-put mouth-in-to-ADVERBIAL
"Cigar is for this: being put into the mouth"
To which I would add:
Anot yenald chon parl do-orpavwa
The whole of humanity stares in disbelief
John Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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