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Re: Some Mujai Idioms

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Sunday, December 9, 2001, 6:08
On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Matthew Pearson wrote:

> --- You wrote: > hanggur fukra > To give obsidian > To be very successful. > --- end of quote --- > > 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". >
Ooooh. I love that derivation. I might take the derviation as a poetic kenning in Mujai, once I have a word for "midnight" -- or "glass." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prurio modo viri qui in arbore pilosa est. ~~Elvis ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~