Saturday, January 28, 2017

untranslatable emotions

Perhaps "a little mbuki-mvuki," the urge to throw off your clothes as you dance...

Or perhaps uitwaaien – which encapsulates the revitalising effects of taking a walk in the wind?

Untranslatable emotions must, of course, be translated.....


  1. If english lacks an analog to a word in another language, we usually just steal theirs, but only if the idea is of common usage leaving a void to fill. Of course, sometimes we just make a word up, such as Walpole's serendipity.

  2. Of all egoistic views that popped up in my mind this evening, one went something like, "Look, I have got a show to keep going".