Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Forget it

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Sunday, May 23, 1999, 22:53
I just came up with a very useful word in Drasel=E9q,
_n=F9n_, of which an equivalent would be most useful
in e-mail... It derives from an ancient root NUTAN
meaning "forget, not consider, ignore". Modern
Drasel=E9q change this to a pejorative sense, "despise",
but also inherited _n=F9n_, an interjection/adverb=20
whose primary function is to show that a question
is rhetorical.

Now, the smiley is a nice invention in e-mail, but
it still doesn't tell you to ignore a question, it
only makes it not serious. Shouldn't there be a
special emoticon for "forget it, just kidding"?
<not rhetorical>

--Pablo Flores