Mathematics jargon has a word for this but no one is going to know what you're talking about. Have you ever heard, "To the n-th degree"? 'n-th' is the word you want. It's like whatth, but you can't use it interrogatively, you have to sort of make a Jeopardy statement with it. "You were n-th in line? I mean, like fifth, sixth, etc.?" "I was fifth." "Oh ok."
Or just ask where in in line. Yeah, that.
If its car ownership you could literally ask where he is in line of ownership. Keywords being where and line.
So far, slesk is sounding extremely close to the ordinary slang application of English "slick". A slick song, a slick person, a very slick manoeuvre--all have connotations similar to what you're describing in the register I'm most familiar with.
I figured it would sound that way from my description. Well, in my mind there's some crucial difference between the two words, but since I can't put my finger on what it is it's likely that it is, in fact, just in my mind.
It seems like an aesthetic difference because you can usually substitute smooth for slick. Slick is usually a little sarcastic. In Massachusetts the word they use is "wicked" and for people who are suckers, "tools". I think that gets at what you're talking about a little better, and it just reinforces everyone's opinion of Massholes.
Mosquito "repellant" isn't actually repelling you from them. It actually hides you from them by blocking out their senses. We need a word for this phenomenon, if there isn't one already.
Also, pronouns that distinguish between direct object and indirect object, tertiary indicative distinction, plural second person pronouns reinstated into the language, exclusive "we", a term for unknown gender (pronoun), and some it object form(s); if no one has mentioned these already.
Wait, how exactly does it work? Do they stop seeing infrared because they're poisoned? Is it like a flashbang? Or is it oversaturating or overpowering their noses?
For the exclusive 'we' I like Bislama's pronoun system, it's totally badass and cagey, they can talk about a crowd of people with their pronoun system. I propose 'guys' as the suffix meaning more than three, so for inclusive it would be "You, me, guys" = Youmeguys. The guys would come from addressing a crowd (i.e. Guys, lets go in, get out quick!), in this case it would be extended to just imply there are several people involved to the hearer(s). Pretty awesome huh?
Eccentric Iconoclast wrote:
Well, we do have 'uh-uh', which I don't know if it can be considered a word or not, but it exists.
But you can't say "He uh-uh
You can use emphasis on the verb 'to do', and negate it for the opposite, but it still isn't quite as good
For negative statements I would usually say something like "Does to!" or "Is to!" ie. "Unicorns aren't real/ don't exist." "Do to!"
If its negative, well, better than Uh
-uh have Nuh-uh!
For some reason I think of sassy girls saying these...I think 'si' would be a pretty good word for English to absorb, but these 2 syllable "things" work fine enough.