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Re: OT: To lie (jara: Trigger language?)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Saturday, January 18, 2003, 10:54
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> As far as I am concerned, yes. Dutch "liegen" has exactly the same meaning as > English "to lie". Personally, I use the word in those cases when someone > intentionally says things that are not true. Also when someone violates the > truth by either speaking half truths, adding something to the truth, or even > stressing the unimportant aspects of something while bagatelizing the main > issue. That's why I like the formula "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing > but the truth" so much.
Uatakassi has a verb _anassasta_ meaning "deceitfully omit". It's derived from a contraction of _anassavasta_ < uanassa "silence" + vasta "lie", hence "lie silently; lie by means of silence" -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42