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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. -- Brad Coon listowner battleship-l (outdoor and prim.skills) The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.--Proverb of unknown origin.