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> On 13 Feb 2014, at 16:43, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Oh!  I LIIIIIKE that term.  Lrahran should definitely have such a word.  It
> fits perfectly with the attitude of the language.
> 
> Adam
> 

Vakálin mähelin! Riihakustosáájoltiinassan!

(Me too! Congratulations!)

(Lit.: I like it too! I celebrate good luck with you!)
> 
>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM, James Campbell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Last night, according to my calculations, my mutant West Germanic conlang
>> Jameld turned 10π years old. (Just in case the listserv or some other link
>> in the mail system mangles the character, that's "10 pi".) To celebrate the
>> event, yesterday evening some Jameld-tolerant friends gathered for a party
>> featuring 10 pies. Six of the pies were in England, three in Norway, and
>> one
>> in the Faroe Islands, with the satellite parties being linked in at some
>> point by Skype.
>> 
>> A memorable feature of the evening was a discussion of the Jameld concept
>> of
>> "zochzo", roughly translated "just right". This expresses the
>> just-right-ness of some minor matter or coincidence, and the
>> disproportionate amount of satisfaction or pleasure derived from it.
>> Examples discussed included the perfect slice of toast, a nice cup of tea,
>> the reassuringly musty smell of a second-hand book, and arriving home from
>> a
>> journey and turning the car engine off just as the last track on the CD
>> finishes playing. Another way of expressing this concept might be "pleasure
>> in small things".
>> 
>> After 31.4159 years of this lark, it's still rewarding, it's still
>> enjoyable, and it's still teaching me about life (and language).
>> 
>> Anniversary greetings to all in conlangland
>> 
>> James
>> 
>> ___________________
>> James Campbell
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>> www.zolid.com . "Boring, but a cool boring."
>> www.insertcrisps.com . Insert crisps to continue
>>