[tlhIngan Hol] new words: ghIchDep

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 04:06:15 PDT 2020


On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 12:59, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> The request for the new word {ghIchDep} was "traveling amusement park".
>
> The canon definition for it is "fair, funfair" (which I understand so
> far as a traveling "Disneyland") but also "carnival" and "circus".
>
> I'm just checking that I'm getting this right; "carnival" reminds me of
> dancing people in the street, as you might know from Brasil, and also
> disguised in Germany nd other countries.
>

I'm pretty sure it means "carnival" in the sense of P. T. Barnum, and not
in the sense of Brazil, though there may be some overlap.

Think of a "carnival barker" (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barker_(occupation) ). That's the kind of
carnival {ghIchDep} apparently refers to.


> "Circus" makes me think of a big tent with clowns, artists and dancing
> elephants.
>
> Is that correct? Or do americans use "circus" to refer to a funfair?
>

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De'vID
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