Re: Kinya (& Miapimoquitch) (was: RE: [CONLANG] Silindion)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 29, 2002, 6:38|
> OBCONLANG/CULTURE: What are some words for "trash," "refuse,"
>"discard(s)," "ephemera," "bric-a-brac," etc. in your ConLangs? Do any of
>your ConLangs/Cultures have a word for trash turned into something more?
> Words and/or concept(s) of "recycling"? etc.
Kash: hukop 'to throw away, discard'; akukop 'garbage' (not sure whether
this word would also be used in card games....)
hukombiçi ~hungiçi 'to urinate' (hukop + miçi)
hukopaful ~hukaful 'to have a bowel movement'; (~colloq, somewhat
coarse pafut; nursery pafufi)
çat 'ashes; sediment, lees'
neyak 'excrement, exudation'; compd. neç- as in neçimak 'snot' (imak
'nose'); neçikun 'earwax' (çikun 'ear')
ephemera, bric-a-brac: nice, have to work on these.
Recycling is so ingrained that there is no precise term; one simply "umit
cis" 'use it again'. A bottle or container may be "anje powumit" 'still
usable' or not..... Smart people carry a bowl in their shoulder-bag, in case
they want soup from a street vendor; otherwise they'd have to use one of the
vendor's bowls, probably OK but aesthetically unpleasant.