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Re: USAGE: Belgium in H2G2 (was Re: USAGE: number concord in AmE, again)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, June 23, 2002, 0:37
In a message dated 06/22/2002 06.11.20 AM, matthew bladen@BTOPENWORLD.COM

>Attempting to turn this back on-topic, does anyone have conlangs in >which an innocent natlang word means something abominable -- or vice >versa?
In my neo-futuist(ic) Creolego /, "art" is perjorative in the sense that it is an over-used/abused word in "mainstream Globalist Pop Culture" (i.e. "the art of doodling," "the art of toilets", "the art of being a professional couch-potato", etc. as well as the whole ideology/culture, theory and practise of art-as-commodity). Instead, creative work/craft is referred to as: --- "daida" /daI.da/ (from the Greek "Daidalos", Latin "Daedalus" and relateable to "Dada" * ) * Daida also includes "culture-jamming", "computer-hacking", "TV/radio piracy", "billboard-defacing", etc. --- "mµza" */ the PIE *mon-twa, Greek "mousa", Latin "musa", ... "muse", "music", "museum", etc. = inspired _and_ inspiring creative work - utterly shocking, intensely beautiful or extremely thought-provoking) * µ ===> Greek letter 'mu' ---"lilla" /li.La/ (from Sanskrit "lila", 'divine play' = creative work that incorporates religious/scientific cosmological meaning(s)/significance). Hanuman Zhang "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- jack kerouac {1922-69} -------------------------------------------------- "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." - O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) - Blaise Cendrars