Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Italians Qs (Stolen; was Re: You have a word for it?)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 2:01
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> Also, one of the characters father has a nickname of Peppe 'Mmerde', which > is carefully not translated. Anyone know what it means?
Well, French merde and Spanish mierda mean "shit", so I'm guessing Merde means the same thing. I seem to remember reading something about certain dialects geminating consonants that are single in the standard dialect, including initial consonants, altho I forget the rules for it. So, my guess is that this person's nickname is, for whatever reason, "shit". -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42