The Nacreous Oughts

25 October 2016

the botteghe surfers 

"Most of us believe that car accidents are caused by inept drivers. Not true!."


10 October 2016

glossary to crawling buttress 

Jetztzeit (Walter Benjamin)- a moment when it is possible to change history
tekke- a Sufi lodge
tachypath (Peter Dickinson)- a morbidly fast driver
taisk- the voice of one about to die
Olentzaro (Basque)- ‘bad Santa’
teudib (Taneraic)- global warming
zipzygo (Peter Please)- impenetrable/ not yet
Sprachregelung- Nazi rules about what is & is not speakable
jark- a seal
floatpig- one kind of the simulated denizens in a certain defunct multiplayer online video game; a signifying typeface
megilp- a nondurable Victorian painting medium
CMALYBOI BISLI (Lojban)- ‘sleet’
frass- insect excrement
Jestocost- a character in Cordwainer Smith
Hadarac Desert- an imaginary place in Eragon
lanugo- an newborn’s down
Der Zor- what Armenians call their Holocaust (Peter Balakian)
qeh oube (Taneraic)- 'death worship'
crogor (Cornish)- ‘hangman’
arwedha (Cornish)- ‘signify’
X-sistemo- the convention of spelling Esperanto with an extra X or H after the letter, instead of using the diacriticals not found on a regular keyboard
khejzawul (Pashto)- ‘to lift, raise up, erect’
Rattenkrieg- ‘War of the Rats’ (Battle of Stalingrad)
Slovio- a Slavic-based auxlang
SuSmo’ jaqtaH (Klingon) ‘it is fluttering on the breeze’
jboku’ile- a name for a supposed Lojban/Ithkuil hybrid
Khurbn (Hebrew)- the Holocaust (Jerome Rothenberg)
aibeu iyoh (Taneraic)- 'new moon'
AZI AGIAR (Enochian)- ‘harvest’
kodokushi (Japanese)- ‘lonely death’
proplyd- protoplanetary disk
LI NI’U LU’O (Lojban)- the negative square root of -1
(La) Xagvar- imaginary, cosmopolitan city in Lojbanistan
gerkamenknockin (Golden Girls)- “the precise moment when dog doodoo turns white”
dyvocla (Cornish)- ‘unbuckled’
Totentanz (German)- ‘danse macabre’
AEpyornis- a giant, extinct, flightless bird
musjid- mosque
hadito (Esperanto)- ‘hadith’
haierious (should be “hareious”)- cruel
skimmington- charivari
Thekk- Odin
zimme (ghost word from Bulwer Lytton)- gem
Cynothoglys (Ligotti)- an evil god
drabal (Pashto)- ‘fallen, broken down’
conygry- rabbit warren
grypomachy- combat with griffins
droshky (Russian)- carriage


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