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Re: Slang, idioms etc. in conlangs

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Monday, April 2, 2001, 22:18
Am 03/31 18:47  Roger Mills yscrifef:

> Andrew's Brithenig: > >> gafar to have done (trans.) > Assuming this is "to come": of the male: yawuwi, yawuwí, pron. ['jaU.wi] or > [jaU.'i] (think yowee!)-- irreg. < ya/ruwi 'it flows'. Not sure about > women. >
The word is far more innocent than that. It means to have completed an activity "Gaf-ti lawar?" "Si, eo af lawar" (have you finished the washing up? Yes, I have done the washing). It's more idiom than sexually explicit, although it could be used that way, I suppose. - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus Lent: Living in Borrowed Time