|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 11, 2006, 8:50|
This is about ways and means of generating new words.
Here's one: make a long string of letters by connecting words, either by their last
few letters or even by a shared word that occurs in two compound words. Then
chop into (roughly) pronounceable fragments. The sounds of the results will
approximate those of the source language or languages.
(Invented on 16 May 2006, but I have only just now got around to documenting it.)
- which itself makes a rather intriguing poem!
[OT: This particular construction is a "circular word", which repeats the same
string endlessly. It's also closely related to the "looping word":
which contains the loop:
More complex word knots are also possible, but that's another top(olog)ic!]
Some chunks of our circular word are:
yebro, rowai, ifla, labac, ackwar, ardro, obes, besta, establo, ome, omede, omedec,
omedecic, edec, edeci, edecin, decin,cinna, namo, amon, amonke, onke, nke,
nkey, eysto, yston, stonewa, tonewa, onewa, newa, newal, ewalle, ewalleye,
alleye, alleyeb, leyeb, leyebro, eyebro
One would then choose, from among these new words, only those that match the kind
of sound one wants; eg, all words ending in vowels; or in consonants; with or
without consonant clusters; or containing only three consonants; or only four
consonants; etc. Then repeat the process at will to generate further candidate
PS. A marketing friend of mine has a new jingle for Easter next year (yep, they
have to get in early):
"Super Colgate Fragrant Easter Eggs Beat Halitosis!"
11 September 2006
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