Re: narethanaal (or 'the ramblings of a deranged linguistics student')
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2001, 0:56|
Roger Mills <romilly@...> writes:
> Henrik Theiling wrote:
> >You can play with this, e.g. `John is not eating.' with the opposite
> >marker. :-) (Maybe I'll put a new idiom into the lexicon...)
> Indeed. Though tra/nahan would probably mean 'to fast'.
Really? Well, I'd consider `to fast' to be the normal, maybe
emphasized, *negation* of `to eat'. Essentially, `to fast' is `not to
eat'. But to do the opposite of eating would surely mean `to vomit'
in Tyl Sjok. Maybe `to fast' would be either lexicalised or
circumscribed `to eat nothing for religious reasons' (or maybe a wee
bit less precise).