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CHATing with Kou (was Re: Vocab #4)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, April 26, 2002, 22:30
In a message dated 4/25/02 05.21.23 PM, Kou (latinfrench@SAGESCHOOL.ORG)
quotes me & writes:

>Monkey incarnate writes: > >>Kou writes: > >>>> 10. blood > >>>zhangats > >> 0_o? :) Very close to the possible original meaning of my family >>name/dZahN/ "ever-ready" . . . as in this hypothetical, ancient situation >>(circa the Shang Dynasty {hehe, die-nasty} or the Warring States Period): > >> Q: _Ever-ready_ for what? >> A (Zhangster): To spill blood ::evil-mischief grin:: > >Alas, no. It's /ZaNats/, and it's a word coined well before I even >thought about thinking about going to the Middle Kingdom. So pthhhhh! >:) (hey, a Géarthnuns initial consonant cluster!) :)
AiYaH! I had a feeling I was off-base there, but oh well I sent it anyways... ::mock sigh:: You and your initial consonant clusters... ;) OBCONLANG: how do peeps "translate" Kou's | pthhhh! | into their conlangs (& natlangs)? My father adopted - or rather a cat adopted him... My father named him | Phu'Bp | /p!f_h'@ !B:`/ <?> He purposely choose that odd name to really mess with the SPCA peeps who gave him a rough time... "What do you want to name your new cat?" " */p!f_h'@ !B:`/*" "Say WHaaaaT???!!!" " * /p!f_h'@ !B:`/*" "How do you spell THaT?" So anyways... on the cat's registration papers, the cat is Phu'Bp. And the cat actually responds to that as his name (well, according to my sister, Bhu'Bp doesn't seem "all that terribly thrilled" with the name, but likes my dad's company [I imagine the cat thinking sardonically: Silly Primate name! My ancestors ate yours and now I get _this_... this name that sounds like a spitting cat!] . My dad didn't want to adopt the cat, but when my dad was told the cat would be put to sleep if no one adopts the cat within 3 days - especially cats like Phu'Bp who have definite "anti-social tendencies." My dad got so royally pissed that the SPCA peeps call themselves "humane" etc. and then they dare put animals to death... "Bloody hypocrites!" etc. My dad raised such bloody frikkin' cain that the local director - *giggle-snort!* - tried to confront my dad. What foolhardiness on her part!!! My dad ended up not paying 1/2 the veterinarian costs... and got Phu'Bp - or Phu'Bp got him... or they got each other ... ::shuts-up:: ':' Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng}/'hanuma~n dZahN/ Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of Chinese Boxers" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod ~§~ thee Prizc ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær 'n' Creativ Playf'llniz ~§~