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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", > which > 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 > money".) >
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 :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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