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CONLANG  January 2013, Week 4

CONLANG January 2013, Week 4

Subject:

Re: single words for concepts for which other languages paraphrase

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"Elena ``of Valhalla''" <[log in to unmask]>

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Date:

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:35:39 +0100

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On 2013-01-21 at 19:43:30 -0000, A. da Mek wrote:
> A better candidate for a single word for a concept for which other languages
> paraphrase could be "prozvonit" - literally "to ring trough",
> with the meaning "to give a missed call", "to call someone but only let it
> ring once so that the other person will call you back". I wonder
> whether other
> languages have single word for this concept.

In Italian there is the noun "squillo" which in the context of phones 
means "a phone call where the phone is onl