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¿Naro cel ei nau cepoa sia? [' naru,gil enQ,gibua'Za]

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, January 13, 2003, 7:17
In a message dated 2003:01:11 12.38.29 PM, Christian Thalmann (cinga@GMX.NET)

>As for the title phrase: > >|¿Naro cel ei nau cepoa sia?| > none see:F it course discuss:N 1sg >"Has nobody seen my discussion thread?" > >
...where F and N designate finite and non-finite verb forms.
>|Nau| means "course (of a river), case (possible outcome, >option" and reflects the language's propensity to borrowing >idioms from its jungle environment.
Niceness! I am reminded of two similar ideas: - there is a Central or South American tribe that has no word for "pray" or "worship"... they use the metaphor of "wagging one's tail" - the future is in back of us because we can not see entirely what maybe gaining up on us... the past is always in front of us shaping our path thru time. Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} €º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€€º°`°º€ø,¸~-> "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "At some point in the next century the number of invented languages will probably overtake the number of surviving natural languages." - Cullen Murphy in _Atlantic Monthly_ (October, 1995) "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars