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Re: Slang, idioms etc. in conlangs

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Monday, March 26, 2001, 20:14
Well probably the most common curse in Dalmatica, dating from Austrian
times, is "himmelherrgott", which is also the only word written in
Dalmatica with double consonants.

However, there is a slew of others; being Hungarian I had to put the very
large and expressive garland of abuse into Dalmatica. Generally they are
based on references to excrement, the various parts of the body involved
with excretion; also livestock are commonly used to, e.g. "baca", "cow" is
often used as a mild way to call someone an idiot. Religious terms exist
too, similar to the way Quebecois has "tabernacle", "calisse",
"ciboie" and the like.

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Mark Hutchinson wrote:

> Has anyone out there made up much slang/idiomatic phrases for their conlangs? > Cos I'm a bit of a newbie and would like some tips on slang, idioms etc. I > have a pretty complex inflecting language, and I want a less formal version > for use in the race's normal life. Any tips? > > 'hutchies' > > > > Get Sofcom Mail for free! > __________________________________________ > Sent by Sofcom Mail - The world's coolest and safest FREE email service. > >
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