VUTKLIDAS DRÄŠLIPIT ['Well-dressed Trio']
The title of this film is relatively easy to translate from Disfodish. The opening adjectival unit actually derives from the verb ‘vutklidet’ which in turn can be divided into the root prefix ‘vudas’ meaning good, and the verb ‘glidet’ which refers to the act of completion (glidetot means to complete something; it is a transitive verb and is not used on its own). Vutklidetot means to complete (something) well or fully in its transitive form, although as an intransitive verb it can actually be translated as ‘to dress well’, i.e.zätit dovutklidetìs – he finished (it) satisfactorily, whereas zätit vutklidetìs translates to ‘he dresses well’. The adjective (‘vutklidas’), however, is ambiguous as it could be derived from either verb. In this case, however, it refers most likely to the clothes worn by the participants of the film rather than any form of completion, (especially considering the fact that this film never seems to end). Also, the noun on which it comments is clearly referring to the film’s three participants; the fact that they are dressed elegantly is more striking than the fact that the group is in any way ‘complete’ (an alternative translation of the adjective). This film is purported to have been filmed in Votstat, capital of Votlant, in an unspecified time period after the turn of the century. Votlant is the small duchy positioned between Belorussia and Germany which is linked to the language Disfodish and the unusual people who speak it. With our knowledge of the fact that both the language and its speakers is entirely fictive, this claim becomes highly dubious. I happen to know that it was actually filmed recently in Amsterdam, but you didn’t hear that from me.
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