Kiss (was: Many Words for One Concept (was: Interesting Words))
|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...
mum - 'lip' general/literary word
muum - 'mouth' general/literary word
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
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