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Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Ciarán12 » 2012-07-17, 20:00

So, have any of you tried developing swear words in your conlangs? If so, we should get a list going :) .
Some information about the words would be nice, like roughly how bad a word it is, what it's meaning or translation is etc...

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Llawygath » 2012-07-18, 1:50

To date, Leafoosish is my only conlang that technically has "bad" words. Historically, Tikolmian did too (conhistory), but now it doesn't anymore because they're too bad.
In Leafoosish, conell is a common interjection/curse. The literal meaning of it is "rabbit", but it derives from the phrase la gonell dell mall (literally, "the rabbit (fem.) of evil"; gonell is just soft-mutated from conell), which means "epilepsy". In my conworld...well, maybe I shouldn't explain. :P Tikolmians once also invoked "the Rabbit", as it's known in my conworld, in vain, but they've decided not to do that anymore because they think she'll hear her name and decide to, you know, stop by. These days, Tikolmian uses takrielel ("guinea pigs"; literally, firemice) as an interjection, and the phrase via zo takrielel-mi "go to the guinea pigs" is roughly equivalent to "go to hell" but without such a clear meaning. If a Tikolmian speaker really feels like being rude, s/he can also say zo tuqsiōl sod-caz rōma "may epilepsy meet with you", but this is not recommended as you will probably be given a permanent silent treatment or at least an ear-piercing session of yelling.
I know, I'm very weird. :roll: This is what you get if you ask me to discuss swear words in my conlangs.

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Quetzalcoatl » 2015-02-23, 19:38

Miwonša can be a very rude language... Don't read the spoilers if you are easily offended, it's your choice :D

(1) Maškiman khočni nanžiwšai wa krišmai matiwšak!
Translation: I am going to rape your sister on the grave of your mother.

(2) Yežisjanšli pjunsiwa matiwšai lhoro kwasjan cunšlanti wa špjanšpi!
Translation: In order to make your mother pregnant one just needs to cuminto a garbage container.

(3) Maškiman khašči wa krišmai matiwša kručanšak!
Translation: I am going to shit on the grave of your whore mother.

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Blob doom » 2015-03-22, 18:56

In my conlang ayeyarok'th the swear words are mainly phrases or grammatical changes for nouns decline based on their hierarchical status. Word order changes based on this hierarchical system. For example if the absolutive is superior the order is OSV, if it is unsure superior it is VSO, formal equal SOV, informal equal VOS, inferior formal OVS and inferior informal is SVO


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my cock will tear your thrall vagina
[sword male 1s genitive ergative t-commanditive-inside-towards-near present-inceptive-ear vagina thrall absolutive 2ps genitive inferior [unmarked] ]

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby hashi » 2015-03-23, 2:14

Most swears can be covered by vese in Nithalos. It's pretty versatile.

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Dormouse559 » 2015-03-23, 2:26

I fail to see why we're censoring discussions of swear words in a thread about swear words. It's not like we're throwing personal insults at each other. We're talking about vocabulary items that most languages have to some degree, and if someone is going to be offended by that, looking into a thread titled "Swear Words in your Conlangs" was a mistake on their part.
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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby hashi » 2015-03-23, 9:37

Dormouse559 wrote:I fail to see why we're censoring discussions of swear words in a thread about swear words. It's not like we're throwing personal insults at each other. We're talking about vocabulary items that most languages have to some degree, and if someone is going to be offended by that, looking into a thread titled "Swear Words in your Conlangs" was a mistake on their part.


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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby SostiMatiko » 2015-04-03, 7:37

oh my goodness! they would sound too harsh in Dama, because in an everyday language they are heard so often so we get desensitized, but in a descriptive language as http://linguifex.com/wiki/Dama_Diwan they would be too harsh.
the only such expression i have made in Dama is translation of the most common Greek expression "re maláqa" (=you wanker), so common that it is considered even friendly!
So in Dama: "KIRA WAKE A!"
(literally "self-way sex-doing you!".
ॐ भूर् भु॑वः सुवः त॑त् सवितु॑र् व॑रेणियं भ॑र्गो देव॑स्य धीमहि धि॑यो यो॑ नः प्रचोद॑यात्

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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Hlywrihnth » 2015-04-16, 16:37

Ʋǣrenỉ "damn" [ʋæ:renɪ]
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Re: Swear Words in your Conlangs

Postby Doctor Lore » 2019-07-10, 17:51

My language entitled "Rasna" has the following:

Galketz- Fuck

Zakilun- Dick, as in a rude person, from zakilu, meaning "penis"

šudu- shit

I should have more eventually. Another language, which has several dialects, including Taysa, Tyquan'watic, and Uskahakekoko, has the word "behm" which can mean "arrow" or "penis" depending on context. It can also be used toward a person who is being rude, in the same sense as "dick." In Tyquan'watic, the term "behm'lan" or "tiny penis" is a classic insult, while in the other dialects this is rendered as "behm'nikta." The term "enbax," meaning "testicles," is also sometimes used as an expletive, in a sense similar to "bollocks" in British English.


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