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Re: xi, kennings, jvajvo (was Re: Are tanru really metaphors?)

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> My solution: is it possible ofr a brivla to have a {xi}
> "subscript"?

Yes.  Subscripts can be attached to almost anything, but syntactically
must be numbers or letters or parenthesized mathematical
expressions, not names.

> Perhaps there is some way of toggling the whole text so the
> hearer looks the word up in the kenning list first and only
> consults the standard lexicon if the word isn't in the kenning
> list. Maybe {ni`o xi la kenning} might do that.

A metalinguistic remark beginning with "sei" would serve nicely.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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