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Re: vulgarisms

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 > conlans?
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sally Caves 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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++