On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Amber Adams wrote: >ok like take it off the list or something........ please. > >But! since everyone's fired up and all, and up for some flaming and insulting >let's get this back on track, with this question here! > >What counts as profanity in your conlangs? What words are naughty? What's the >absolutely worst thing you could call someone? ;) Well, Kernow is a slightly eccentric Province in a fairly normal Western European country, so the "profane" words are the usual, as found in Europe. I'm not European, so don't know _specifically_, but can guess. I haven't looked too much into naughty speech (il cant le gutheor) - but i obviously know what it's called. Let's see, the worst thing you can call someone is probably "tu feouzyd Zawzen!". If that person's not English, anyway. "Feouzyd", /fuDId/, means, roughly, horrid or nasty and is borrowed from the Brithenig past participle of the verb ffuder. So, "thou horrid Saxon!" Being Latins, profane gesticulations are also common, especially as intensifiers. Calling a fellow Kernowman feouzyd Zawzen while also flashing him the bull sign (up thrusting your right fist with thumb and pinky extended) is extremely insulting. Will probably cause a brawl. Allright, will certainly cause a brawl! Padraic.