|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.