Re: A new endeavour of mine...
|From:||a. koch <k.aleks@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 25, 2002, 4:05|
You know what, just for you I'll preserve that word (for the most
part), and on top of that, I'll add ostrich to the list of animals
found on the planet so that there will be a point in having the word
And I agree...I don't think I can think of two nicer ones to mix,
either...although I'm partial to most romance and slavic tongues...
On 24 May 2002, Constructed Languages List,
>>A. Koch wrote:
>>>I need justification? =)
>>>Actually it's because the story takes place on a (futuristic,
>>>imagined) planet where at one point both a czech and a spanish
>>>spacecraft ship crashed (actually the czech one crashed about one
>>>hundred years earlier than the spanish one) and the people mingled,
>>>although they had no knowledge of each other's languages.
>>I can't think of two nicer languages to mix together. I hope somehow you'll
>>preserve my favorite, and almost only, Czech word-- pstrus^ (or somesuch)
>>'ostrich'-- (one has read in the past of a well-known restaurant in Prague
>>called _try pstru^sy_ (pardon my spelling) ;-)))) Of course, Span. avestruz
>>is an interesting word in itself-- but since the Czechs got there first,
>>they would have naming-rights, wouldn't they.
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