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R: Re: R: Re: The most common sounds (Was: Re: backwards conlanging)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, November 30, 2000, 19:22
John Cowan wrote:

> Mangiat wrote: > > > Great! The scheme E.A. Poe used in his short story 'the Golden Scrabble'
> > at least, TGS is a retranslation from Italian!) > > "The Gold-Bug". "Bug" in this sense = "insect". I can't imagine what the > translator was thinking. Or by "scrabble" do you mean
"scarab"/"scarabaeus"? Yup, the translation is 'Lo scarabeo d'oro'... I can't imagine what *I* was thinking (probably the fact that 'Scrabble', the game, is here named 'Scarabeo' as well...) Luca
> If so, a neat mini-phone-game! "Scrabble" in English means "to scratch,
> or grope about clumsily or frantically, to struggle by or as if by
scraping or
> scratching." > > -- > There is / one art || John Cowan
> no more / no less || > to do / all things || > with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein >