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Re: Some Mujai Idioms

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 4:20
On Sun, 9 Dec 2001 03:05:20 EST, J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> wrote:

>In a message dated 08.12.2001 05:59:37 PM, Matthew.Pearson@DIRECTORY.REED.EDU >writes: > >>No idioms to contribute right now, but I just wanted to say that I'm very >>proud of the Tokana word for obsidian, "ehunmehtilas" [E.hun.mEh.ti.'las]. >>It means "midnight glass". > > Niceness. ::bein' the obsessive linguavore that I tend to try to be, I am >now frikkin' curious how other NatLangs AND Conlangs name obsidian... and >amber, opal, jade, etc..& how they say things like "opalescent" and >"iridescent", etc.:: > > czHANg
I don't have any of these yet, but I have a Tirèlhat word for "agate": "xarik" (x=[dz]).