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Re: strange distinctions

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2001, 23:46
Dan Jones wrote:
> Do any other conlangs have this sort of word?
Uatakassí has _sunaplafubláfu_, derived from the verb _plafubláfu_ "to speak nonsense, to mutter, to be incomprehensible". Sunaplafubláfu thus means "One who speaks unintelligibly". Of course, with the Kassí worldview, that's pretty much synonymous with "barbarian". :-) But, a foreigner who actually spoke good Uatakassí would probably not be called _sunaplafubláfu_ -- "No just cause can be advanced by terror" ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42