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CHAT: Head going in spirals (Was: Re: chat: a conlang of my very own :) (was: Re: unsubscribing))

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, May 31, 2002, 20:01
On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 02:33:05PM -0400, J Y S Czhang wrote:
> but Maggel ::shakes head in mock depression and angst:: makes my poor head go > in spirals.
[snip] !!! That's the exact image in my mind when I coined the following usage of the word _vyy'i_ in my conlang: vyy'i [By:.i] Describes feelings of ill-health, severe headache. The root meaning of _vyy'i_ refers to a whirlpool-like phenomenon in the Ferochromon universe. The word has acquired a rather negative meaning, because the Ebisedi use the _vyy'i_ whirlpools as a means of garbage disposal. The word soon came to be a metaphor for "refuse" or "garbage", and came to be used as a curse word when directed at people. In that sense, one could attribute severe headaches to all that trash in one's head ;-) T -- Why do you *bug* the compiler all the time?