On Sun, 16 Sep 2001 15:55:28 -0700 Frank George Valoczy <[log in to unmask]> writes: > > On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 02:52:42PM -0400, Steg Belsky wrote: > > > And then there's the 'filler' word _yeli_ that i mentioned in > the "verbal > > > diarrhea" thread, which means "so", "then", "therefore"... but > its exact > > > use is still sort of ambiguous in my mind... something like: > Interesting! Does that perchance have any link to Serbian "jel", "je > li", > meaning, "isn't it?" and various other things. It is also a piece > of verbal faeces. - Not that i know of, since i don't know any Serbian :-) . I think i said before that it comes from a contraction of _i elyeb_ "and come" - it's a purely Rokbeigalmki development, not borrowed. -Stephen (Steg) "your revolution isn't worth my life"