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Profanities in ConLangs (was Re: Piss Off - Klingon)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Friday, September 29, 2000, 2:23
In a message dated 2000:09:28 7:00:23 PM:

>On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 05:18:25PM -0400, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: >[snip] >> YHL, intrigued, who hasn't gotten anywhere near swear words in Chevraqis >> because her parents probably wouldn't approve (even if they'd never know) >
hsteoh@QUICKFUR.YI.ORG writes:
>I've not gotten near swear words either
Hmm, being another Asian ConLanger... I haven't even pondered profanities either... What's with this? (& I am part Cantonese... and anyone who knows the Cantonese knows how nasty-mouthed Cantonese can get...) ::starts trying to think of nasty things to put in Viivo... *gigglabyte*:: ::draws ZIP so far (I guess I am more whimsical than profane...):: czHANg << One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations. >> * Jasia Reichardt - creative cyberneticist *