Re: Sporting vocabulary in conlangs
|From:||Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 18:01|
The Tunu islanders have a few sports. the most popular one is "pala pupi" ("ball
[of] pig"): imagine a long corridor-like pitch with high plinths on both lengths
where players run, punch a ball and try to score while always keeping three
limbs out of four in contact to earth. they can't grasp, hold or press down the
ball. in the most elegant version, the ball can't leave contact from the floor.
those playing indoor field hockey will get it right away--i'm an addict
field-hockey player. :-)
that's actually the game my two brothers and i invented and played in our home's
corridor. it was thick fun!!!
> With the current jamboree in Korea and Japan about to start, I thought it
> might be worth asking a few questions about how people deal with sports and
> games in their conlangs.