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bizarre (was: Re: CONLANG Digest...)

From:Matt Pearson <mpearson@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 1998, 6:07
Herman Miller wrote:

>I don't have a word specifically meaning "bizarre" in any of my languages, >as far as I can remember; I'd probably use an augmentative form of >"strange"; "quazixia" in Olaetyan, or "vuzom" in Jarrda.
To say that something is bizarre or unusual in Tokana, you say "tai emuktinalima etam", which means "that goes backwards". Interestingly, the verb "emuktinalima" = "to do X backwards" literally means "to finish before beginning". Matt. ------------------------------------ Matt Pearson UCLA Linguistics Department 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543 ------------------------------------