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USAGE: Belgium in H2G2 (was Re: USAGE: number concord in AmE,

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2002, 22:06
Matthew Bladen scripsit:

> Attempting to turn this back on-topic, does anyone have conlangs in > which an innocent natlang word means something abominable -- or vice > versa?
Well, somewhat closer to topic, IIRC the English word "such" is taboo among Nootka speakers because it is homonymous with their word for "cunt". -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>