[Spellyans] taste

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sun Nov 23 11:21:48 GMT 2014


What Andrew says makes a lot of sense!
Dan


On Nov 23, 2014, at 2:29 AM, A. J. Trim wrote:

> Folks,
> 
> I am not sure that one would say "stinking with a smell". There would be no point in that.
> 
> Surely, this is saying "stinking with a flavour". Pilot could taste the body at a distance, and wanted it out.
> 
> I think that <blas> means "flavour" which has both "taste" and "smell"... in this case, a very bad one. However, maybe it could be used for a good "flavour" too. As <blas> is found only once, there is insufficient evidence.
> 
> In the examples that have been given by Nicholas, <tastya> means "sampling (by mouth)" or "experiencing", and are not concerned directly with the senses of "taste" and "smell".
> 
> I suppose "a taste" meaning "a sample" or "short experience" would be <tastyans>. However, if it is a formal sample, we might say <sampel> or <darn dewys> ("selected portion").
> 
> In English, "a taste" also means "a preference" (nearly), as in "He has good taste" / "He has good preferences", <decernyans>.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Andrew J. Trim
> 
> 
> 
> On 11/22/2014 01:53 PM, Craig Weatherhill (via Nicholas) wrote:
>> take the body of the scoundrel which is stinking with an accursed stench' RD 2159-61
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