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Lithuanian proverb

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 2, 2002, 22:32
At 8:22 PM +0100 10/2/02, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> --- Steg Belsky wrote: > >> Well, as i mentioned in reference to my brother (who's Left-Handed), if >> you count "of the Lithuanian (a.k.a. North-Eastern Ashkenazic) Jewish >> Culture-Zone" as within the category "Lithuanian", then i guess i'd be a >> somewhat 'real' Lithuanian on the List. > >Counting that as Lithuanian shouldn't be a problem, I think. Where exactly is >your brother from? Probably the same place as you, I may assume... >Didn't you mention recently that he is an ex-conlanger as well? What language >did he create? > >> "Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos." >> >> PS: see? i even speak Lithuanian! ;-)
I remember this! I translated it into Shemspreg a long time ago: dewos dodoi dontesom; dewos doos daam. dewos do- do -i dont -es -om dewos doo -s daa -m God PERF- give:0 -PAST tooth -PL -OBL God give -PRES bread -OBL 'God gave teeth; God will give bread.' It even preserves the alliteration. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "No theory can exclude everything that is wrong, poor, or even detestable, or include everything that is right, good, or beautiful." - Arnold Schoenberg


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>TRANS: Lithuanian proverb