Perhaps the most often used of our words is “viz” (pronounced wiz). This comes from the English word visit, shortened with a Latin pronunciation added. We Often vizit (once again, this is pronounced wizit) eachother during a school day. This is a typical scenario when I want Bryan to vizit me (don’t forget to pronounce it right):
Me (talking loudly and gradually increasing in volume so he can hear me from another room): Hello viz (as you can probably tell, a person can be a viz) . . . Where’s my vizitor? . . . I NEED A VIZITOR!
Bryan: Hold on, I’m coming.
Bryan (a few seconds later, when he enters the room): Hi viz.
Me: Hi viz.
Later after viziting (sometimes vizing is the word used here) for a few minutes:
Bryan: Bye viz.
Laura: No, non bye viz.
Bryan: Gottlieb. (Think of the phrase “I’ve got to leave” and you’ll get the picture. Gottlieb is a German name. It is most familiar to us as the middle name of the German composer Scheidler.)
Bryan exits the room.
There are a couple of different kinds of vizes (you must remember pronounce this with a w):
Lat viz: a viz in which one of the vizitors is studying Latin. These vizes are the most common long-term vizes and can be as long as two hours.
Walk viz: you guessed it, we go on a walk.
To be continued . . .