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Re: Tekem, the language (aka deriving verbs from nouns)

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 17:51
--- David Peterson <DigitalScream@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 5/3/01 9:59:00 AM, > suomenkieli@YAHOO.COM writes: > > << How come (why)? What makes it so great in your > opinion? >> > > It sounds so pretty, and is so lively and > bouncy! Take the simple phrase > "The mother, the children and the men": "Ka > makuahine, na keiki ame na > kanaka". I defy you to say that and not smile! > It's kooky fun! ~:D It > makes me feel better just to practice it. It's like > ice cream (though not > with cilantro). Okay, I don't know if I can come up > with any better reasons. > Time to go listen to some Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. > > -David ("Kewika" in Hawaiian)
Kewika, understandable! Yep, that makes me feel all funny inside when I say it... =;-9- Well, I can relate to that -- how I feel about Finnish! Try the word "ha:a:yo:ssa:" ('on the night of the honeymoon') or "pa:a:kaupungille" ('to the capital') __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices