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Re: Idiom Du Jour

From:James W. <emindahken@...>
Date:Thursday, October 18, 2007, 3:27
On Oct 16, 2007, at 9:48 PM, Mia Soderquist wrote:

> I like making up interesting idioms for my conlangs. I thought I > would share one that has emerged in Teliya Nevashi. I hope that > other people will come along and post an interesting "idiom du > jour" from their own languages, too.
Thanks for this idea! This is about the only one I have so far: In a:seka`eni, the impolite way to ask someone to be quiet ("shut up") is ofati:pola tai`o: ofati: = to swallow -po- = 2nd person singular agentive -la- = 3rd person singular patientive tai = inceptive `o: = imperative "Swallow it!" Not nearly as succinct as the English "shut up" (2 cute little syllables), so there may be a shortened form that I haven't discovered yet... -------- James W.