Ball Words and a new genus species of English Phraseology

Jan Bosselaers dochterland at PANDORA.BE
Tue Dec 28 00:10:30 CST 2004


Could it work like this? "Hinter Fliegen fliegen Fliegen Fliegen nach"
(Behind flies, flies are following flies). German is not my mother
tongue, so when I hear a thunderous laughter coming from the East I know
it's wrong. But then it also works in Dutch:
"Achter vliegen vliegen vliegen vliegen na" (same meaning and same
construction, but "v" instead of "f")
I also thaught about one in Spanish: "el vino vino demasiado tarde" (the
wine came too late) but I'm not sure whether they really put it that
way. ┬┐Alguien hace mejor?

Best regards,

Jan

> Hi Susanne,
> All very good, but, you will note that Ball Words do not have any
> punctuation.  Is there any way that, in German, you can revise the
> sentence so that there is no comma, yet there are at least 3 or 4
> Fliegens in a row?
> Robin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Susanne Schulmeister" <susanne71_2000 at YAHOO.DE>
> To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 10:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Ball Words and a new genus species of English Phraseology
>
>
>> --- Michael Schmitt <m.schmitt at UNI-BONN.DE> schrieb:
>>
>>> Maybe you enjoy one in German (possibly you call this a fivefold ball
>>> word): "Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen
>>> hinterher" (when flies follow flies, flies fly after flies).
>>
>>
>>
>> Make this sixfold:
>>
>> Wenn hinter Fliegen Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen nach.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Susanne
>>
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