• Oligapresent or Oligastantial --- (lexical-, phrasal-unicorns)

    From HenHanna@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 5 14:24:08 2024
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    We need a word (Noun, and Adj) to describe
    [ present in one language, but missing in another (or others)]

    which is a kind of clusivity. (exclusivity ?) (opposite of omnipresent)

    if the word is rare.... it could be

    Uniquopresent or Uniquostantial

    Oligapresent or Oligastantial

    Brachy- is "Narrow" ?


    >>> Yet there are plenty rather more obvious concepts that English has no word for.

    Georgian has the wonderful, simple zeg, meaning the day after tomorrow.
    (Jp asatte)

    Spanish has antier for the opposite – the day before yesterday. (Jp

    In Norwegian, you can refer to pålegg, whereas in English you’d be stuck with “things you put in a sandwich” – which sounds like something you might say in a supermarket when you’re so tired you’ve forgotten the word for cheese.

    (lexical-, phrasal-unicorns)

    In a figurative sense, a [unicorn] can refer to
    something rare, unique, and difficult to find.

    Here are some examples of how "unicorn" is used figuratively:

    -- "Finding a parking spot downtown during rush hour is like finding a unicorn."

    -- "The company is looking for a marketing professional with a unicorn skillset: someone who is both creative and analytical."

    -- "That antique shop is a treasure trove! I found a unicorn - a first
    edition book in mint condition!"

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