Sex (was Re: picnic)
|Date:||Sunday, September 17, 2000, 1:28|
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> How *do* various languages present sex?
To the Kassí, it's not considered very significant, it's something that
occurs at one time of the year. Thus, there are only three words:
Gudí (verb) wagudyalá (noun): To mate
Likanglí (verb) walikangallá (noun): To breed, that is, mate with the
intention of bearing/fathering children
Incidentally, this is derived from slikán (offspring) and glí
Gagudí (verb) wagagudyalá (noun): Roughly equivalent to "fornicate" or
"perversion", sexual activity occuring outside the mating season.
That's it. Presumably there are words to describe sexual organs and the
like, but I haven't worked those out.
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