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