Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

asking for the bathroom

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 13:44
"Wade, Guy" wrote:
> > I will just have to be a bystander for this. It sounds fascinating, but at > this time I can't even ask the way to the bathroom in my lang!
LOL! Let's see, Teonaht: Kwa'r perva li ... bav memwot? I just asked for the water room. I can't believe that I have no word for toilet in Teonaht. And then all the politeness conventions. You can't just baldly say "where's the shit stool?" There have to be circumlocutions, idioms, metaphors. Any suggestions or conlang examples? ;-) Sally ========================================================== "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================


The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>