|From:||Matt Trinsic <trinsic@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 14:35|
> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 23:20:31 +1200
> From: Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
> Subject: Re: Bic-itude
> I suppose <conculture explanation> the Lakhabrech would be unable to translate
> the word "nubile" in relation to the feet - it is rather coarse, even for
> them. And since most Lakhabrech feet are armed with sharp claws, all the
> better to kick some hapless prey to death with, I'm afraid I can see their
> point of view. I mean, nubile (marriageable) in respect to what? They would
> see it as "f*ckable" and that would raise all sorts of obscene images in
> their minds. Kherash-shio-Uan - a midwife's adopted daughter, and fostered
> at the Earth Embassy - was _most_ _emphatic_ that that be not allowed to
> occur. At least, not in _her_ hearing!</conculture explanation>
> The real reason, was that I didn't have any root/stem that I could cut and
> paste to fit - some would turn out obscene and I would be stuck with them,
> others just didn't fit. "nubile"? See above. "f*ckable"? From whose
> perspective? Penetrating or engulfing? Or maybe I'm a bit more puritanical
> than I think I am.
Ahh, and thats what makes tranlating, especially across concultures, so
much fun. You never know what you are going to get ;) =) Those are some
very painful feet the Lakhabrech have. Come to think of it, i'm not sure
how I would translate that part myself. Nubile would probably be
something along the lines of "f*ckable", but lacking the obscene
connotations. The feet would be a problem though, as the Liefliez have
> sha tai'ara ain faiferenti Caroline yhe iero itay an ya kei ayha Montana,
> It is then and remembered C. her fire house that (is) in there M
> ya yhe iero lawao kei ayha. fayezhchanti maazhi an? ain eiyha an?
> that the fire place there Killed it might she have? but not she?
> i'aya vhurunti vhuruya, ain fai'ete an yhe vhiatu nikhayao.
> So she sighed sighing, and placed down the swamp swimmer.
> What a woman! And what _was_ she doing with that penguin?
> Thanks for the fun, anyway!
Your welcome! =)
> Wesley Parish