|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 18, 1999, 3:19|
Here are the one-day-late results of my contest. First I would like to
thank Rugpretzel, Nik_Taylor, David Durand and Josh Brandt-Young for their
highly creative answers. Each of your submissions were intriguing, but the
following were chosen because they most closely fit my vision of Graavgaaln
culture and philosophy.
FIRST RUNNER UP
d,eqgtengvaar : an trap triggered twangging a tense twine.
With Mathais permission I will include this definition under the entry
ti^gu^. (i^ = high central vowel and u^ = schwa)
THE WINNING ENTRY!
It means "to consecrate (e.g. a location) as a condition of
having a baby use (that same location) habitually."
Congratualtions Jim! Your definition will be included in my dictionary with
a note recognizing you as te source of this magnificent word which has elped
me to flesh out the
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>From: Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
>Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 17:34:12 PDT
>I would like to announce a contest. You may participate by e-mailing me
>directly at <dreamertwo@...>. Please, do not respond to the list.
>OK, here it is. I'm giving all you the opportunity to participate in the
>creation of Graavgaaln by suggesting a definition for a word which
>has no meaning. The winning entry will be rewarded with a by-line in the
>official Graavgaaln-English lexicon when I get it webified.
>The word is:
>d, is retroflex
>qg is a voiced uvular stop
>ng is velar nasal
>e is /E/
>aa is /a/
>The winner will be announced one week from today! So send in your
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