CHAT drinking soup: (was: Malat (on behalf of
|From:||Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 10, 1998, 7:18|
Laurie wrote :
> BTW, I asked my Japanese teacher today about the use of the verb "nomu"
> with cigarettes. As others have stated, "nomu" is usually translated
> into English as "to drink". There is another verb "suu", which also
> means to inhale and to breathe. It is used also with cigarettes, but
> takes a more casual connotation where "nomu" is considered more
> polite/formal. The verb "nomu" is also used for all medicines, even if
> they are solids like pills. I think someone else mentioned that too.
>I did, but no copyright implied :-) Nomu is *to swallow*. Thin soup is called
*sui-mono* from that verb *suu*, but I figure it's because you drink it hot as
if you *aspirated* it (*susuru*). It makes me think of Khmer verb *si* = to eat
See the original message at http://www.egroups.com/list/conlang/?start=19102