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Sex (was Re: picnic)

From:Nik <fortytwo@...>
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 (create, make) 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. -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor