|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 19, 2008, 5:46|
David Peterson wrote:
>How about this (inspired by the post's title): Anyone got a word
>for "gezundheit" or "bless you" in your conlangs?
FWIW, in Indonesian, one says (or traditionally said) "kur semangat!" when
Kur -- is the cry used to call chickens
Semangat -- means 'soul'
So more or less "Here, soul!" or maybe, "Come back, soul" :-))))
I imagine the Kash have a "Spirit (or demon) of sneezes" whom one must
In addition to
>that, what's the deal with coughing? We, as humans, say things
>when people sneeze, but nothing when someone coughs?
Eh, quiÃ©n sabe?
>the deal with that? And do any of your languages have a reply
>to be used when someone coughs? I created one once, but I don't
>know if it was a good idea...
Well, during cold season, there's a lot of coughing, and perhaps we simply
got tired of saying "Bless you" or somesuch every five minutes..........
Thanks to the cold I caught in Fla., I've been beset with horrible phlegmy
coughing spasms. I had one the other night with our Bridge group, at which
one of the ladies said, "Well, you sure brought that up....." Aaack. Too