Re: [very OT] "Slavic"

From: John Cowan (jcowan@reutershealth.com)
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 14:25:39 EDT


Michael Everson wrote:

> A Swedish informant here says that "rotvšlska" means 'gibberish,
> incomprehensible language'.

Nicely parallel to the Greek use of "vlakhika" in the same sense.
There is also the word "fragkovlakhika", which I particularly cherish,
meaning "Greek written in Latin letters in order to overcome the
limitations of 7-bit email."

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