[plt-dev] Re: `rico' and ".rkt"

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Tue Feb 16 17:51:17 EST 2010

As adjective the Castilian (Spanish) word 'rico' also means rich, handsome, 
fruitful (of soil), precious, delicious/nutritious (of food). As substantive 
it also means darling or the substantive related to the adjective such as 
rich person, etc. That's what my dictionary says and more importantly the 
senses in which I hear the word being used in Catalunya (when Catalan people 
take the trouble to speak Castiliano) The word also belongs to the Catalan 
language, I guess, but I know little of the Catalan language. Well, yourself 
being Spanish, you probably can add even more senses. I is not my intention 
to teach you Spanish :) Most senses have a positive sound, an exception 
being in the combination 'rico nuevo', I think. If or when the name 'rico' 
will be used as the (or a) new name, I hope it will not be connected with 
the fact that it is a new name in the PLT world.
See you 24th at flibug in Barcelona. Jos

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jose A. Ortega Ruiz" <jao at gnu.org>
To: <plt-dev at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:36 PM
Subject: [plt-dev] Re: `rico' and ".rkt"

> "Jos Koot" <jos.koot at telefonica.net> writes:
>> I suppose someone already made the connection with the Spanish word
>> rico', but nevertheless to be sure ...
> As you know, it means 'tasty' (in the concrete sense of having a good
> flavour), and is very often used when talking to children, or in ads. To
> my native speaker ears, 'rico compile' sounds a bit silly. Although you
> won't find a name that sounds nice in all languages, since some of the
> arguments accompanying the invocation will be English words, choosing a
> name that sounds like English would be, IMHO, a good thing.
> jao
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