Re: Aesthetic Language Sense
|From:||Brad Coon <bradandjen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 10:43|
R. Nierse wrote:
> > is a metaphorical extension from a simpler meaning. For example, there
> > is the word "chetvI'", which we've known for a long time to be a type of
> > torpedo launcher (opposed to a "DuS", which is actually another kind of
> > launching device). We learned only in the latest book by the language's
> > creator, Marc Okrand, that a "chetvI'" is also a type of spear=throwing
> > tool (called IIRC, an "atlatl" by the Incas).
> Almost, atlatl is an Aztec weapon
Almost again, atlatl is the Nahuatl (Aztec) word for the tool, but
atlatls are, or were, in use around the world under a myriad of names.
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