by. The "If you call me insane again..." page, at long last!
|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 22, 2001, 14:23|
> Some of you may remember several months ago, when several people
> translated the phrase "If you call me insane again, I'll eat your other
> eye." (which was in my .sig file at the time) into their own languages.
OK, here goes...
Hvis du kaller meg for sinnssyk en gang til, så skal jeg spise det andre
[Taliesin or any other native speaker, please correct if necessary.]
Eöx ye nimen dëvo ime yeck, me tsald mesten yeü uthi iy.
(lit. If you call again me mad, I shall eat your other eye.)
Jameld (Börgeslant dialect):
Ex the nimen dëv' ime yeck, me tsal' meste yeyt uthit igh.
(Note 'the'=thou; this dialect retains some gender features: 'igh' is
neuter, hence the neuter endings on the preceding adjectives.)
[If there are any native Jameld-speakers reading this, please let me know,
as I must have drifted into an alternative universe.]
NB: t-s ligatures now appear as just ts in emails, so "tsald" above should
be read /Sald/.
email@example.com James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design www.zolid.com
If you want to find the way back home, I'll just step aside
If you're lost and you want to stay lost, I could be your guide
Colorblind James 1952-2001