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Re: Japanese "good", consonant clusters etc.

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, January 4, 2004, 5:49
>> 1. How do you say "good" in Japanese?
in Romaji, accordin' to my sources: _yoi_, "good" _oishii_, "good food" _kanari takusan (no)_, "a good many" _ga jozu de aru_, "be good at" _anata no karada ni yoi_, "it's good for ya" _yakutatazu_, noun, "good-fer-nuthin'" _yakuza_ "gangster" _jokigen (no)_, "good-humoured" _bijin (no)_, "good-lookin'" (woman, girl) _hansamu (na)_, " (man, boy) _kidate no yoi_, "good-natured" _hitogara no yosa_, moral "goodness" _eiyobun_, "goodness" of fruits, etc. _yareyare!_, "thank goodness!" _zen'i_, "goodwill" _iikoburikko_, noun, "goody-goody" _sayonara_, "goodbye"
>> 2. Could anyone give me some sxamples of insane consonant clusters?
"Insane consonant clusters" like "insane dissonant sound clusters" 0_o? *_kanchasmos sinistra_!* I am fond of tons of Sanskrit and Germanic/Western European types of clusters (ie Dutch, Flemish, German, etc), i.e. /skr//vr:/ /v_hz/ /v_h'ks/ /vL/ ... and I reaally love a lotta Greco-like, H.P. Lovecraft-ian ones like _cth-_ as in _chthonic_ ,"Cthulhu" and _Cthulhu Mythos_ (the negative, creative Primordial Chaos concept of the Greeks "re-built" around Lovecraft's semi-fictional Chaos Gods Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nylarlathotep, Hastur, and Shub-Niggurath and "contained"/depicted in the Necronomicon, the Book of Dead Names. To say much more could possibly violate my blood oaths in Chaos Magik... and lessen my power as TricksterGod Archetype Incarnate... leaving me easy marked prey to the Powers-That-Be on Earth, the Even Darker Fascistic Predator Gods in this New Dark Age, the Era of Kali Yuga...the Age of the Lie of Lies... In a message dated 2004:01:03 04:55:49 PM, Steg writes:
> "your whistling sounds like scary alien bees!" > ~ why not to attempt tuvan throat singing in public
LOL... *_kanchasmos sinistra redux_!* --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist - "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "Chance is the inner rhythm of the world, and the soul of poetry." - Miguel de Unamuno "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars "If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?" - Emily Dickinson --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* >Teenage Aboriginal Walkabout Turtles...--- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]


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