Cursing in Fenarian

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Fri Jan 6 06:44:53 PST 2006

Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> 
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01/05/06 05:56 PM

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Re: (Orca spoiler)

>On 1/5/06, Philip Hart <philiph at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> There's a bit in _Issola_ where V mutters to himself in F, so perhaps
>> he's fully bilingual or that's his milk tongue.
>Well, he's been to Fenarr, and it's some sort of soldier's curse.
>Oddly enough, cursing seems to be one of the first things people pick
>up in a new language; perhaps because the grammar of expletives is so
>basic, and expletives are disproportionately likely to be curses. So
>it could be a phrase learned in adulthood, even.

Dangit, I know that someone has translated the Fenarian phrases used in 
/Issola/ peviously, but I can't remember if it was on the list, or on a 
fan page.

I figured it *must* be on the Cracks-and-Shards languages page, but alas, 
it is not.