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Re: ahem anyway.. naughty words!

From:Rik Roots <rikroots@...>
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2001, 19:54
> What counts as profanity in your conlangs? What words are naughty? What's the > absolutely worst thing you could call someone? ;) >
A common (and cutting) way to insult someone in Gevey is to repeat their name in its inanimate status. All personal names use the animate simple status, ending in -e. By changing the ending to -uu, the name loses animacy and becomes very insulting. It's difficult for me to explain status in Gevey in a couple of sentences. There's a better explanation on my website, if anyone is interested... Rik -- The Gevey language reference