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#164307 - 12/16/06 02:48 AM Kepela: Standing on opposite sides of a river
In the movie The Interpreter, Kidman's character is an interpreter for the UN who speaks Ku. At one point she says to the secret serviceman who is assigned to watch over her:
Silvia: We're Kepela: It means: "Standing on opposite sides of the river."
Is this a real word? I wonder if it means something more than simply: "chalk and cheese."
Edited by Hydra (12/16/06 03:13 AM)
#164308 - 12/16/06 05:43 AM Re: Quenya
#164309 - 12/16/06 08:24 AM Re: Quenya
Man do I feel silly.
#209866 - 03/01/13 06:48 PM Re: Quenya [Re: Hydra]
Hi Hydra, "Kepela" is not far off the Zulu word "BEKELA" for "oppose", or "on opposite sides of the river" (my paraphrase). It is a fun word to bring into our conversation, particularly when we are not seeing eye to eye with someone on something. We could say: "Are we having a "bekela" moment?"
all the best. Loys
#209876 - 03/02/13 11:39 AM Re: Quenya [Re: loys]
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