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Re: Sick?

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Saturday, January 19, 2008, 6:42
>"David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...> wrote:
>How about this (inspired by the post's title): Anyone got a word >for "gezundheit" or "bless you" in your conlangs? In addition to >that, what's the deal with coughing? We, as humans, say things >when people sneeze, but nothing when someone coughs? What's >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...
Those well wishes were offered because a sneeze was thought to be the sign of an incipient illness. I guess the cough means you've already got the illness so why bother to wish well. :-) There are no Senjecan equivalents because the Senjecans know that sneezing is not symptomatic of an illness. It, like other bodily noises, is politely ignored. Charlie