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Thank you

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, August 8, 2002, 19:08
On 8 Aug 02, at 11:58, Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> Actually it's a good subject of discussion on this list: how you all > say "thank you" in your languages?
Verdurian: dëkuy /"djE.quj/, from Cadhinor DENKUIS "reciprocal", from DENKER "reciprocate, respond": i.e. "It must be reciprocated". From this was formed in Verdurian the verb dëkuir "to thank" Cadhinor: dynamic forms of MAELNITAN "(static) be grateful to, be indebted to / (dynamic) to thank", for example EK MAELNITHUI /eq mael."ni.Twi/ "I thank you" (The inspiration for "dëkuy" is obviously some Slavic language; both Polish and Czech have similar words for "thanks".)
> And do you know of any "strange" or unusual ways of thanking, whether > in conlangs or natlangs?
I can think of the regional German phrase "Vergelt's Gott", which means roughly "may God reward it [your act of kindness]". Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>


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