Re: Neat conlang words
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 20:21|
Quoting "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:
> Quoting Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>:
> > Quoting "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:
> > > Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:
> > >
> > > > Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > > > > PS Altaii word of the day; Maralandzhinistaiz
> > > >
> > > > Reminds me of "Democratic Monarchism", the political philosophy
> > > behind
> > > > the Fifth Kassi Empire. I don't know their language well enough
> > > know
> > > > how to say it, tho. :-)
> > >
> > > Reminds me of Phaleran: _Andûrprâs_ "Rule by the whim or fancy of
> > > a hereditary autocrat".
> > That seems to cram alot of meaning into three syllables. Would you
> break it
> > down to morphemes?
> The first morpheme is _andûr_, which is the Phaleran word for
> spontaneous or unpremeditated action. _Prâs_ originally meant
> just "council" (as in _Prâstyumen_, the "Council of Twenty",
> the board which enforces adherence to state ideology in matters
> of religion and science), but its meaning has become a general
> marker of government type, and sometimes, like English _theocracy_,
> it is rule *by virtue* of some characteristic or feature.
OK. I was thinking you had somehow crammed in that it was specifically the
whims of a hereditary autocrat.