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Discussion of "frumu"
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Comment #3: Re: Which frown?
gleki (Thu Sep 22 09:58:39 2016)

krtisfranks wrote:
> http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/frowns.html?m=1
> Is this the U.S. American "frown" primarily of a downturned mouth and
> usually means negative emotions? Or is it the British sense of just a
> furrowed brow (forehead), which can mean all sorts of things, including
> negative ones but also (but not limited too): a reaction to pain
> covered in the Usian sense too, as a grimace), concentration, a
> look, a prompting look, or surprise.
> My reading is the U.S. sense. It says "frown/grimace"; while both senses
> can encapsulate this meaning, the U.S. sense does so exclusively, making
> a better match. Additionally, mebri could be used for the British sense

> (in lujvo). Now, badri could be used for the U.S. sense, but it may not

> cover all forms of grimacing.
> But I am a Usian, so I might be biased.
> In any case, how should we say the other sense or specific meanings?
> (Possibly confer: corci).

I would think "grimaces" mustn't be disregarded. I think any facial
expression is frumu.

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