|From:||Matt McLauchlin <matt_mcl@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 11:10|
What obscenities does your language include?
My people are very casual about sex, so they don't see it as particularly
curseworthy. What they do have is a particularly rude word literally
meaning "to murder": aks. "Aks" is to "murder" as "fuck" is to "have sex
with". As in:
Akste manyen! (Murder your mother!) ~= Chinga tu madre!
R'akste craiand! (Get murdered while screaming!) ~= Go fuck yourself!
K'aks! (Murder!) ~= Shit!
r'aksand (which is being murdered) ~= goddamned, fucking
Similar but lower-intensity curses can be made by substituting "tanat"
(die, kill) for "aks". Inversely, the most polite way of saying "to kill"
is "ebnu tanatan" (bring death), with the victim being dative.
Murder isn't taboo, but it's also not discussed lightly.