[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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