Re: Conlang name in spam subject? "burzeon staoch"
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 27, 2003, 20:35|
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote at 2003-11-27 21:00:43 (+0100)
> On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 11:38:30 +0100,
> Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > The other day I got a spam with the subject line
> > "burzeon staoch" I thought this would be an excellent
> > name of a conlang, or a phrase for something in a
> > conlang (presumably 'big c*ck', wrt the spam context.)
> It sounds a lot like Black Speech (despite the two o's in it,
> while we know that in Black Speech /o/ was rare) to me.
> If it is indeed BS, then _burzeon_ obviously contains the
> root _burz-_ `dark'. Perhaps _burzeon staoch_ means
> `language of the dark'. It could thus be the self-designation
> of Black Speech.
But Black Speech adjectives follow their heads, at least in in
compounds; _Lugbúrz_ "Dark Tower".
According to Tolkien, there were a great many Orkish languages, in
which Black Speech loans were common - it could be one of them.