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On Sun, 16 Sep 2001 15:55:28 -0700 Frank George Valoczy
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> > 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.
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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"