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Re: "She Grows (Medicinal) Herbs"

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No, if I'd said "firewood," I'd have used a term more like "nInvaD tI."



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--- On Wed, 27/5/09, ghunchu'wI' <> wrote:

> From: ghunchu'wI' <>
> Subject: Re: "She Grows (Medicinal) Herbs"
> To:
> Date: Wednesday, 27 May, 2009, 10:39 PM
> On May 27, 2009, at 2:49 PM, Steven
> Boozer wrote:
> >>  vutmeH tI wIj - (She) farms (vegetation for
> cooking) herbs (spices?)
> >
> > I like this one for "spices".
> jIQoch.  I see no hint that "vegetation for cooking"
> means something  
> added to improve the taste of food.  It could just as
> easily refer to  
> a wrapper, either edible (like grape leaves) or not (e.g.
> corn  
> husks), and the first thing that comes to my mind is
> actually fuel  
> for heating.  If you want to talk about spices, I
> think {tlhorgh} is  
> a much better word to employ than is {vut}.
> -- ghunchu'wI'


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