|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]".
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>