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Ernest Samuel Llime -
The idea for
this Lexicon occurred to me some years ago. I have decided to put some of that
in writing and upload it to one of my web sites. Seeing it in front of me
whenever I visit this site, will help crystallize and refine the idea as well
as advancing the work.
I am a polyglot and
as such I keep picking up words in languages unknown to me whenever I hear them
- especially homonyms of words in other languages that I am familiar with. Some of
these homonyms are simply hilarious and I sometimes attempt to find a common
root that they can be traced back to, but mostly without any success. When GOD
scrambled the language of humans after the Babel tower fiasco she did a good job
that only SHE may be able to untangle.
are auditory - e.g. Immanuel Kant's last name is pronounced "Cunt" - thus a
homonym - spelling is irrelevant. For this lexicon, I am
suspending the various inflection modifiers (umlauts, accents, tildes, etc.) I am also
ignoring pronunciation variants - accents in different localities are VERY much
not the same. Try for example to reconcile the French spoken in Haiti or
Louisiana with the French spoken in the Congo.
English itself is an interesting example - chances are that an Englishman, an
American, an Irishman and an Australian might have a hard time carrying on a
conversation - so I will use whichever pronunciation helps me make my point.
Just like any boy, I am of course
fascinated by the "dirty" words and I string together little stories revolving
around them - sometimes I do not even need to free associate too much, it
is all handed over to me. For instance take a look at the work "kuss" - alphabetically strung Dutch / German, Estonian,
Hebrew and Skolt Sami are saying: