"To slurp" in latin, is there such a thing?
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 13:20|
Today's lunchbreak-discussion was people who have annoying
habits in the office (constant slurping, loud fidgeting,
flicking switches on and off, bouncing balls on the floor for
hours, loud music... things that are ok to do when you're on
your own but not in cubicle-land), and what to do with them.
One of the less violent suggestions was gifting them with
t-shirts stating something along the line of "slurpo ergo sum",
and that had me thinking: does Latin have a suitable verb for
that sort of lack of manners? It ought to, since we've no doubt
found other people to be annoying since before we were people.
<verb> ergo sum, I <verb> therefore I am
I'd really like to see what languages that lack a verb for "to
be" does with it...