Neat conlang words
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 6:16|
Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Yza reimolazo
> > yza reim -ol -azo
> > 3f see PASSIVE PAST
> > "She saw"
> > Eze reimeizazo
> > eze reim -eiz -azo
> > 3m contact ANTIPASSIVE PAST
> > "He was seen"
> This seems backwards to me. Shouldn't the first be "antipassive" and
> the second "passive"?
> > PS Altaii word of the day; Maralandzhinistaiz "neotraditionalism".
> Reminds me of "Democratic Monarchism", the political philosophy behind
> the Fifth Kassi Empire. I don't know their language well enough to know
> how to say it, tho. :-)
Reminds me of Phaleran: _Andûrprâs_ "Rule by the whim or fancy of
a hereditary autocrat". (This was inspired by the English word
_schediasmatocracy_, of the same meaning, used to describe the
internal politics of the city of Chicago.)
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637