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CONLANG  December 1998, Week 3

CONLANG December 1998, Week 3

Subject:

CHAT: Greek to me

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John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:50:50 -0500

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Tom Wier wrote:

> Just the other day, for example, I learned that in Spanish, one does
> not say "It's Greek to me," ["Graecus mihi est"] but rather "It's
> Chinese to me" (or at least that's what my informant told me).

This "Chinese" idiom is also used in Greek (what did you expect?).
I am also told that the Chinese idiom is, or was, "Your words
are like a 12-foot Buddha".

--
John Cowan      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              [log in to unmask]
        You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
                Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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