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Discussion of "mugle"
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Comment #2: Re: .oi
Curtis W Franks (Wed Jan 15 05:17:34 2014)

gleki wrote:
> definitely a slang.
>
> After al we have makfa with te makfa fi no da as the sorcerer doing
> zero magic. or makfa tolcertu etc.


I marked it as "jargon".

"Sorcerer" and "lacking magical ability" do not quite capture all of the
nuances of the word. The word more generally means "an outsider"/"someone
who is not in the know" and implies: 1) such a person, 2) something that
is in-the-know (a culture, a group, an individual, or information), and 3)
a culture to which the first person belongs or which they reflect in their
Muggleness.
Building up such a concept is rather difficult using only pre-existing
words and constructs.

Lots of gismu overlap semantically somewhat, by the way.

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