Re: CHAT: currency [was Re: OT: the euro & 01.01.02]
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 23, 2001, 15:27|
En réponse à Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>:
> Not my conlang, properly speaking, but the one I've been most
> interested in recently - Verdurian. The word for "tip" is "pitu",
> is the "classical imperative" of "pitir" = "drink". So, it's literally
> "drink!", but conjugated as a masculine noun due to the -u ending.
> (Reminds me of the German word for tip, "Trinkgeld" = "drinking
And in French "pourboire", which is the nominalisation of a complete verbal
phrase: "pour boire": "in order to drink". Funny enough, a little the same idea
as the Verdurian word :)) .
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