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Frommerian words from NYTimes
« on: March 10, 2010, 11:27:46 pm »
I'm not sure the second one is going to be used very often but I'll certainly use the first one a lot!

Computer -> eltu lefngap
Lawers -> pängkxoyu lekoren

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Source: http://schott.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/questions-answered-invented-languages/

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 10:51:33 am »
The first is an official word, actually. Frommer liked prrton's suggested so much he made it canon.

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 06:06:56 pm »
Wouldn't it be eltu alefngap?

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 06:08:25 pm »
The a can be left off when using le on the following word.  So any of these three would mean the same thing...

eltu lefngap
eltu alefngap
lefngapa eltu
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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 06:21:45 pm »
The a can be left off when using le on the following word.  So any of these three would mean the same thing...

eltu lefngap
eltu alefngap
lefngapa eltu

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 07:06:19 am »
I also noticed the word for stomach in there: ngäng. i didnt see this in the dictionary so i figured id post it here after finding it in the article.

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 07:29:16 am »
Good catch ... but is that a noun or a verb? Not very clear on that...

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 07:47:00 am »
I'm pretty sure it is the noun for the stomach, as "to stomach something" seems idiomatic to me? that is, it could have been more accurately defined as something other than stomach if it were a verb. IMO of course.

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 08:23:34 am »
Sounds reasonable to me ;)

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 09:22:41 am »
glossed "N".

Not clear if it's the organ or the belly, but presumably the former.

All new words such as this should be included at WB; please let me know if I've missed any.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 09:54:32 am by roger »

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 09:49:29 am »
Getting the word for lawyer is very exciting to me! New business cards here i come!

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 09:55:57 am »
Getting the word for lawyer is very exciting to me! New business cards here i come!

"Lawyer" was a proposal to Frommer, but AFAIK not accepted by him, at least not officially for now.

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 10:12:56 am »
Well, it does kind of seem to fit for now. I mean "chatter of rules", can't get much better than that.

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 02:09:05 pm »
Well... i guess I can hold off on the Na'vi business cards for a little while....

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010, 02:10:46 pm »
glossed "N".

Not clear if it's the organ or the belly, but presumably the former.

All new words such as this should be included at WB; please let me know if I've missed any.
I actually think it's the latter...  As in, the opposite of "back" txal.
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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010, 02:31:06 pm »
Getting the word for lawyer is very exciting to me! New business cards here i come!

Oh, please don't tell me you are one of those! We are going to have to just feed you to a palulukan ala 'Jurassic Park'  ;)

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2010, 02:34:49 pm »
Don't worry, I am a second year law student so still 2 more semesters. I won't be a bad one though, do you know how hard it is to catch an ambulance when you are in heels? ;D

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Re: Frommerian words from NYTimes
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010, 05:04:23 pm »
Don't worry, I am a second year law student so still 2 more semesters. I won't be a bad one though, do you know how hard it is to catch an ambulance when you are in heels? ;D


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