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Translation Challenge: Weird & silly things

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 3:19
What are words or phrases in your conlang that - to a native speaker -
would seem structurally weird / silly?

(Must be grammatically correct, i.e. something that a native speaker
would produce without anyone deeming it something that needs

Examples in English:
* et al -
phonological / phonotactic oddity
* "garden path" sentences (eg "The old man the boats.") - syntactic oddity
... etc etc etc (think of the last time you giggled at something you
heard / read for a meta reason)

If not obvious from the interlinear and it doesn't ruin the humor,
please try to explain *why* this seems weird (perhaps e.g. by contrast
against a more normal variant, or cultural sensitivities, etc)

- Sai, who is feeling quixotic