Re: CHAT: Phones (was: Re: postcodes)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 26, 2002, 5:10|
>taliesin the storyteller wrote:
>> But back on topic: if your concultures has phone-equivalents, what arethey
>> called? Mine does but I don't know what they're called.
>In the Kash world:
celiya 'electricity'; celi, celika 'electrical'
The various devices are calques of Gwr terms, hence anomalously head-last--
celicur (colloq. cicur) radio = electric - narrate, tell
celikaçet (cika) TV , elect. picture
celipin computer, elect. think
celiçit telephone elect. speak
celuri telegraph elect. write
celici electronic, celi plus diminutive suffix.
Nik Taylor wrote:
> There are a
>few people who have telepathic abilities. Most cities, towns, and even
>a few large villages will have at least one telepath who can communicate
>with other towns. The Empress has dozens of telepaths working for her
>to keep her informed of what's going on at any given time in remote
>parts of her Empire.
The Kash are also telepaths, but without extraordinary native ability or
special training by their off-planet Unity allies, it only works face to
face, or at best within a large roomful of people.
hañuçit -- to "speak" telepathically (hañu soul/mind plus çit < çindi
hañuços -- to "hear" (analogical ços for *sos < sosir 'hear')