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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets" <[log in to unmask]> 
To: [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:04:47 AM 
Subject: Re: Through the Language Glass - A Conlanger's Review 

On 21 October 2010 16:14, masukomi <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 

>> Am I right in thinking that I am not edible, and my friends are not edible, 
>> but my enemies are? 


>Not necessarily. Depending on the tone of voice, edibility can be endearing! 
>(not unknown in natlangs. I remember a French mother calling her child "mon 
>petit chou à la crême": "my little cream puff"!) 

'Tis true. One French macaque was grooming another when the groomer affectionately called the insect she just picked "ma puce". 

Kou