Words to express.
. . . . . . . . . . . .Words to express.
It is only when something important happens to you
That you realise that your voabulary is lacking.
This happened yesterday here in Scotland
For there was a big earthquake
The largest that there had been for many a year.
I tried to explain to some Germans
And stuttered to find the word Earthquake
And then there were some French
And again I could not see about an Earthquake
And there were some Poles
And even there my vocabulary was lacking
Bereft of the very word which I wished to explain
I don't have words to 'express' your poetry! it's really nice to hear and has a pleasant meaning too! I don't know whatever meaning you had though and written, but the people reading might have different perspectives in their mind!
It's NOT ok! It's amazing and it's meaning takes me to a different world too!
According to Google, in Polish it's trzęsienie ziemi. I suppose you could be literal in French, "tremblement de terre" but I would probably use "le seism", if it's correct. It's much easier in Spanish, with "el terremoto" and in German with "das Erdbeben". Hmm. New vocab!
I was going to check them up
But considering I am enjoying the nature
I thought that somebody nice like yourself would help out
Merci, danke, dziekuje thankyou
Take any object around you... point at it ... say "this is the earth" (if you know word for earth in German/French/Polish)... and shake it :-)
There are many phenomenon. Language brings our attention to it, allows us to discuss it. You have highlighted the importance of having the words at your fingertips. How can you express a significant event? How can you connect over it?
That is one reason why the existence of worlds representing my culture are so important to me, and why I resist dominant culture intrusions into how they might try to change the wording of the definitions, because, it shifts that worldview and then, how am I to discuss my experience.
I am glad to observe that you are alright. I hope that others are as well.
Just curious, are you related to the Fraser of Lovat Highland clan, by chance? :)
I was hoping we might be related.
From what I have observed, the Elliot clan is a fine one. :)
From what I have observed, the Usagiboy clan is a very fine one! :-)
jackelliot, oh my! That is such a strange and unsettling feeling. Both the earthquake and being at a loss for a word. I hope you and everyone else is ok!
All is well
losing words is common for me
Or I can see them in my head
but being unable to speak them
enjoying a lovely holiday