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From:ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, April 26, 2008, 18:18
Stevo wrote:
> >It's not a specifically comedic language, but the words in Klingon for >'woman' and 'not' are homophonous: {be'}. > >There are many homophones in Klingon. I consider that one of its >disadvantages.
Perhaps because (I suspect) its words were computer-generated, basic CV(C). I think Mr. Okrand was not without a sense of humor: hiQ liquor QeD science 'argh worsen 'oy' pain 'ugh be heavy are a few that struck my funny-bone. Kash has (carefully disguised) Yiddish "loans": schmuck, tuckus, meshugas et al...... I think someone once posted that "dali" was their word for "art". Of course these don't qualify as totally humorous COMLANGS. Isn't there a book/article "Women, Fire and other Dangerous Things" -- dealing IIRC with classifications in Australian languages?


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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