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Bic-itude Re: OT Nostalgic history of the pen (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Saturday, June 7, 2003, 11:13
Just kibitzing!

As Kerash-shio-Uan would insist:

Ya tyerrakhani yhe beringoi iresa ya Kaa kei yhei watussi nazhyaoti aru yhe
     bound       the childwoman pretty Kaa  on the stick        cruel       of
nyaferauya Beast.  Fayatatweya yhe eikhayibzha aru Beast keralu kei teipua
male chief   Beast.  Piling         the uncivilized of Beast wood bits on feet
kreya.  Ya ingarau yhe faivau ya yara ya ivhre aru Handsomas ya nyaferau ya
sweet.       Shouts the  voice      clear     strong of  H.             heroic
faitye, ne: ya biknai intchai, ya kreya infaitchai, ya nayimvhavhe yhe
poetic, "      your bic flick,       sweet    crisp          you'll feel  the
vhuarnaa khavhtinai ya orie!
my steel   to your prey  last

Notes: |beringoi| is "woman-child", this is tinged with wry humour to the
Lakhabrech, an adolescent who can't make up her mind.  |kreya| is a loan from
Nu Aves Khara-Ansha, where it means beautiful, shapely - it is assumed that
it was borrowed the last time there was an influx of Nu Ineya Khara-Ansha
frightened of being left to die (or hunted down) when their Yhe Farr died
unexpectedly.  |nyaferau| and |nyaferauya| are rare words - |nyaferau| is
"male courage" and Lakhabrech being a biological matriarchy, are not used to
considering men courageous, aka heroic, while |nyaferauya| - 'male chieftain"
is absurd when used with Lakhabrech - or so Kherash-shio-Uan insists - and
can hardly be used with the City Humans. because Lakhabrech don't consider
them as having any |ferau| - "courage" at all.

Wesley Parish

On Sat, 07 Jun 2003 10:18, you wrote:
> Ah yes. Translation exercise (from the Bulwer-Lytton bad writing > competition): > > The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the > cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian > tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong > clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, > "Flick your Bic, crisp that chick, and you'll feel my steel > through your last meal." > > -- > It was impossible to inveigle John Cowan > <jcowan@...> Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel > Into offering the slightest apology > For his Phenomenology. > --W. H. Auden, from "People" (1953)
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."


John Cowan <cowan@...>