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Re: vulgarisms

From:Andrew Smith <hobbit@...>
Date:Friday, November 13, 1998, 6:30
On Thu, 12 Nov 1998, Eric Christopherson wrote:

> > mab car! lit. dear boy! = English _boy!_ > "Boy!" is an obscenity/insult? >
More of an exclamation rather than a vulgarism, inserted as an example of a colloquialism to fill out a list.
> Who is this *Mahaves? >
Correctly it should be *Mahaveh which has been pointed out is more accurate a derivation from the Hebrew verbstem HWH than the divine name "Yahweh". I posited *Mahaves as an adaption of the verbal noun into a biblical latin. Since suggesting a hypothetical verbalnoun is a name for the patron deity of the Conlang list-conculture is nonsensical I did not resist making the name sound more high-falutin'. - andrew. Andrew Smith, Intheologus Life is short, so am I! -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GL d+ s-:+ a32 C+ UL P? L E? W++ N+ o-- K- w O M+ V PS++ PE- Y+ PGP- t+* 5+ X- R tv b+++ DI+ D-- G e++ h- !r y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------