Thursday, October 30, 2008

a few new words i learnt today from hagebutten&sanddorn. picked out a few of my favs.

sekaseka: to laugh without reason (in Bemba, language of Zambia)

nakhur: a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled (Persian)

l’ésprit de l’éscalier: thinking of the perfect comeback, but hours later (French)

ya’aburnee: literally: you bury me (Arabic)

razbliuto: the feelings you have for someone you once loved, but now do not anymore (Russian)

kolik jazyku znas, tolikrat jsi clovekem
: you live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once (Czech proverb)

and one that ive used and studied before, and that i shall now keep in mind to remember,

wabi-sabi: “it (wabi-sabi) nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” flawed beauty: the beauty of a pot that has a crack in it. (Japanese)

i like how words leave marks on your skin.

i am nadi; :] at 12:39 PM



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