|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 14, 1998, 19:14|
On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, lucasso wrote:
> have you thought about low speech, vulgarisms and slangs?
> i'm especially interested in vulgarity, what words may have vulgar meaning,
> what can be vulgar?
> AFAIK there are no 'civilisated' langs without that stuff, so whata bout
Whoa, entering a loud room, having been away for a week on "business":
Teonaht has its fair share of dirty words, none of which I care to recite,
because then I would have to give the meanings.
When I first logged on to this list, I responded to somebody's
translation test with a series of Teonaht responses in different
registers (polite man to polite woman; impolite woman to polite man;
ignorant boy to impatient woman; two young thugs to each other).
Can't put my finger on the dialogues, though. I think they're buried
in a file somewhere.
Hi all... Sally
Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen.
volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib.
This leaf, the wind takes her.
She's old, and born this year.