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OT: Slang, curses and vulgarities

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Friday, January 28, 2005, 18:47
Have any of you taken any of your conlangs down the
path toward slang, curses, cuss words and vulgarities?
I was just wondering because it seems like every
natlang has it's dark underbelly.  (Often hidden from
view, however. After two years of high school German
and a year of college German I was left with the
impression that the German people were hyper-polite
and had no way to cuss each other out or hurl vile
insults at each other.  Such things are never
mentioned in "polite society" and certainly not taught
in a high school language class.)

But what about in conlangs? Can a you curse like a
drunken sailor in your conlang?  Seems to me that's an
important part of any language.


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
James W <emindahken@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Matt Arriola <azathoth500@...>
Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
scott <sjcaldwell@...>
Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
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