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Kiss (was: Many Words for One Concept (was: Interesting Words))

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2001, 10:13
--- Christian Thalmann <cinga@...> wrote:
> Elliott Lash wrote: > > Anyway, I'm wondering about that age old 'language > myth' about the many words for snow in Eskimo. Now > of course I know this is untrue, but, does anyone > have a language with a similar group of words with > related meanings? > The Antelope clan is known to be a gregarious folk > priding themselves on > their savoir-vivre. Incidentally, their language > Obrenje distinguishes > at least 8 types of kissing. (=D
Ooo, I like that! Eight types of kissing?! Anyone willing to take a guess at some names for kissing in English? Don't the Brits say snooking or something? Then you got the French kiss, and a peck kiss... well only 3 and I'm finished!! Let me try my inventing hand at it in Vyääh... <reference> mum - 'lip' general/literary word muum - 'mouth' general/literary word <and kissing...> mym - 'kiss' general/literary word myym - 'kiss for a beloved friend/family member' mäm - 'kiss for a lover' general/romance-novel word määm - 'passionate lovers kiss' mam - 'kiss against ones will' ie, with grandmom maam - 'forced kiss against ones will' ie, rape mLm - 'short French kiss' mLLm - 'long (xxx-rated) French kiss' moxm - 'peck kiss' ie, when rushing out the door Well, only 9 for now! But I'm sure there will be more to come... Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Find a job, post your resume.


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