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Paul Hartzer wrote:

> The closest that pop to mind to me are "fetish"
> and "totem," neither of which are particularly
> close. "Fetish" is perhaps a little closer but has
> the disadvantage of having taken on a significantly
> different meaning in common parlance.
> 
I thought of those too. Also, maybe "amulet" or "talisman" even "avatar" could be adapted.????
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> From: Peter Bleackley [log in to unmask]
> 
> A Khangažyagon word I coined over the weekend-
> lepsu: an object used to express the user's emotions.
> What's the nearest English equivalent? I thought there
> might be a term for it in psychology or anthropology.
> 
> Pete