Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|From:||Camilla Drefvenborg <elmindreda@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 8, 2003, 18:17|
Christopher Wright de ortekera:
> It's unthinkable that we can be more vague than the languages we're
> familiar with. There is a tendency to overcorrect this "problem" by making
> sometimes absurd distinctions.
I don't agree. while I certainly have some very precise distinctions, which do
not exist in any natlang I know of, the reverse is also true.
aole adj. "round, oval or sphereical"
bante adj. "large, very or much"
óre adj. "hard, rigid, immutable"
búma n. "house, nest or dwelling"
yasta n. "mind, spark of consciousness, creativite capacity"
mener v. "to include, to adopt, to accept"
orteker v. "to write, to carve, to engrave"
sanna pron. third person singular, but completely regardless of species.
I could go on... :)
"ana de esse limine ninda yastiar"