Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Linguists are weird

Sometimes when reading linguistics papers, you come across these awesome example sentences that leave you wondering how on earth THAT came up in a fieldwork session.

Today's stunner:

Ke hang hèng keká i li.
‘He made accusations concerning his coconuts.’

4 Comments:

Weekend_Viking said...

Maybe there was a vendor of rotten coconuts...

sheepish said...

Is that an idiom, or is it literal?

Badaunt said...

It is true that Linguists are weird. Here is proof.

(And don't click on that link unless you have time to procrastinate a bit.)

charlie said...

Haha! I love it.