_sloth_ (animal) in various natlangs/conlangs
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 10, 2000, 23:24|
Recently I received a nice postcard from Costa Rica.
A postcard with a 3 Toed Sloth.
On the card it has:
THREE TOED SLOTH
Poor creature has a bad reputation with that kinda name!
And considerin' it has been around longer than most other animals,
it's a shame.
I was wondering if this seems to be common practise in other languages -
natlangs and conlangs - to use a word meaning "lazy/laziness" to mean the
(demean) the animal? Are there any exceptions to this nasty libel &
defamation of the sloth character???