Take your medicine like a [person] (was: Some help with Latin)
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 4, 2007, 16:16|
Surely it's time to change the subject.
I though I had this in Kash, but no...... So for the Kash, being rather
literal-minded, it will depend on the kind of medicine: we'll _sakur_
'swallow' pills, sakur or _imu_ 'drink' liquids, ... 'rub/apply' salves,
_Ã±uÃ§uket_ 'inject' injectables.
Any others? As generic-- "it's time to _take_ your medicine [of whatever
sort]" I think we'll use _mepu_ 'to do'.
'Medicine" is _andumbra_ < tumbra 'heal, cure', but I think we'll need a
less formal, colloquial term too. This led me to note an unacceptable usage
of the Causative rundumbra 'to heal/cure s.o/s.t; _to treat_' -- we'll need
another verb for treat, probably derived from 'take care of, tend to', since
there's quite a difference between treatment and cure, no?
An army buddy (back in the late 50s-- Jewish kid from Brooklyn, if that's
relevant) introduced me to the concept _"take" a haircut"_; this I suppose
is analogous to Hollywoodese "take a meeting". In my lect it's always been
"get a haircut", "have/call a meeting".