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Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2001, 23:51
On Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 04:00 , Henrik Theiling wrote:

> Hi! >
> Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> writes: >> I suppose Tsuhon might have the mangled: >> g˚temogen >> g˚tentako >> g˚tenatsu > > HAHAHA! :-) That looks like sounding exactly how Sohryu Asuka Langley > tries to pronounce `Guten Morgen' in Neon Genesis Evangelion. :-) High > pitch in `mo'. :-))) >
<laugh> I hadn't thought of that, but you're absolutely right! If her German made *me* shudder, I can only imagine the torture it would've been for you. <G>
> I don't have any greeting in Tyl Sjok yet, but I'd suppose it would be > similar to Chinese: > > Xjohe net je! `Be good' > [xjV.hE.nE.t.jE] (or [xjV.hE.nE.tjE], depending in dialect) > OPT good you > > OPT is the optative verb (also means `wish', `want', `let there be'...) > > Or shorter: > Net je! `Be good' > > In Fukhian, I remember, it was _dzhaba_ [dZaba] `Hello'.
So noted. :-) Yoon Ha Lee [] Replace me with a computer? Why? It wouldn't work either!


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>