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Re: Idioms and slang
On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Quetz wrote:
> So what kinds of idioms (or slang, too) are out there in your conlangs?
> How did they come about?
Brithenig (a Roamnce conlang) has cachar (to shit) and cach (shitty) in
the slang department.
On the idiomatic side, Kernu (southern Brithenig dialect) has two
intersting idioms (so far). To be sick is _eo sa allex_, literally I am
abed. [The _x_ in this dialect sounds like the -ch in loch.] To be
surprised is _dom-olia_, literally it puts me in the barrel.
I'm not entirely clear on how they came about; but it seems clear that if
you are not sick, you should out of bed and about your business! As for
the other, well, I guess I'd be quite surprised to find myself in the
barrel of a sudden.
> "Wow! This is just like the stuff you'd see
> in an Asian grocery store in the States!" Peter Garza
> "Duh, Peter, you're in Japan." email@example.com
> - talking to myself in the Summit grocery store
Is this the Summit grocery store in Gaithersburg by any chance?