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Re: Newest natlang?

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 14:10
> Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote: > > I wonder whether some words are direct translations from German, > like _chokestuff_ 'Stickstoff' and _sourstuff_ 'Sauerstoff'. They > look so much like German.
I've always loved the German compound nouns, ever since a friend and I discovered, while still in elementary school, that Stinktier meant skunk. Whenever I need to create a new word for Senjecas, I always check the German first in hopes that the language has a clever compound noun. Charlie