Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Geschlecht: Himbeere / Sex: Raspberry

So when signing up for SES 2012 in Nitra (an Esperanto meeting), the choices for “sex” were ina (female) and malina (opposite-of-female). I picked the latter.

Just now, looking through the Kauderwelsch guide to Slovak, I see that malina means “Himbeere” (raspberry).

This amuses me :)

Hm, now I wonder whether ina means anything in Slovak; it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that it means “different” (based on knowing the Polish word inny).

And indeed, iná (with a long final vowel) means “other, different”.

So I guess men are raspberries and women are “other”!

Tags: esperanto, language, ses, slovak
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