Vocab 2.7 in Mizubistade
|From:||Joe Mondello <joemond@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 11, 2002, 20:12|
Mizubistade is a gumbo of words and morphemes from everywhere. The name
says it all:
mizu (Japanese - water) + zubi (Basque - bridge) = mizuzubi>mizubi - canal
mizubi + sta (English -ster) = mizubista - canal-master
mizubista + de (Chinese Genitive) = canal-master's (speech)
the name comes from an old proverb, "stosta cala lemitazi, wa funesta cala
kilozi, pero mizubista ya cala litazi stisko." ([c]=/tS/):
sto-sta cala le-mita-zi
store-ster talk space-meter-Pl
The warehouse foreman has talked about cubic meters . . .
wa fune-sta cala kilo-zi
and ship-ster talk kilogram-Pl
and the ship's captain has talked about kilograms
pero mizubista (ya cala lita) ta-sti-sko
but canal-master Rel talk liter Prog-control-ish
but the canal-master, who has talked about liters, is in control
When the first two parts are quoted "stosta cala lemitazi wa funesta cala
kilozi" it means anything from "to each his own" to "fish gotta swim", but
when all three parts are quoted, it means either "talk is cheap" or "you
have to have the right tools/language for the job". the phrase "cala
mizubistade cala"-"talk the canal-aster's language" came to mean
"dress/speak for success" and the name stuck
On Friday 29 November 2002 16:59, Aidan Grey wrote:
> 1. machinery
spinaku (spina "spin" + aku "box, machine")
> To repair machinery is difficult.
spinakude ankido duteki
spinaku-de an-kido du-teki
machinery-G back-function Gen-technical
teki is a word with many meanings, including "technical", "difficult without
special training", "fluent", and "jargon". Simply "difficult" is translated
as fufasi (fu "opposite" + fasi "easy").
"Gen" represents the General/habitual aspect, meaning "In general it is
technical to repair machinery".
> 2. into
ina - enter, be in (when perfective. An unmarked Miz. verb is always
> Entering into machinery is a serious matter.
spinakude in duiropasko.
spinaku-de ina du-iropasko
machinery-G enter Gen-formal/serious
The word iropasko comes from iropa (i "same" + ropa "clothing" = uniform)
+ -sko "ish", originally meaning an event which requires a uniform, i.e. a
formal occasion, extended to mean anything serious.
> 3. wicked
dokuro < doku "poison" + kuro "black"
> She wants to be a wicked woman. i ki dokuro damade isa
i ki dokuro dama-de isa
s/he want wicked woman-G become.same
she wants to become a wicked woman
> 4. mid-mi(d)-, mida - become/be in the middle
> Mid-century, being a wicked woman was dangerous.ina miseyema, dokuro damade e lu akumasko
ina mi-seyema, dokuro dama-de e lu akuma-sko
in mid-century, wicked woman-G be back.then danger-ish
seyema "century" is a first syllable acronym (very common in le Miz.) from
akuma < aku "box" + kuma "bear" = "boxed bear, threat, danger"
> 5. turnwaru "turn around", warumi "turn all the way around, 180-degrees
apo "time" is used for the first meaning of "turn"
> It's your turn. tu apo enda
you time begin
your time's begun
> He needs to turn around. i debe warumi
i debe waru-mi
s/he should turn-extreme
he should turn all the way around
> 6. historicalanonadosko < an "back" +ona "see" + do "passive participle" + -sko "-ish"
> They want to study historical documents. ido ki anonadosko pilazide ankota/inona
ido ki anonadosko pila-zi-de an-kota/in-ona
they want historical book-PL-G back-cut/in-see
they want to analyse/peer into historical dcuments
> 7. upsetMiz has three related words for upset/tension/excitement. All of the can
refer to excitement (good tension) versus nerves/being upset (bad tension)
antapuno - "worried" < anta "before" + puno "tense/excited"
pospuno - "rattled" < posa "after" + puno
puno - tense, excited, nervous
> We are upset about his coming. mido taantapuno/tapuno/tapospuno ya eka ide pa
mido ta-antapuno/ta-puno/ta-pospuno ya eka liya i-de
we Prog-worry/tense/rattled Rel from fact.that he-G
we are experiencing tension that comes from the fact that he came/has
> 8. himi
> We need to tell him. mido debe sade cala a i
mido debe sa-de cala a i
we should something-G talk Dat he
> 9. damagemaka - damage (vt)
makando - damage (n)
> They are trying to damage our reputation. ido tapoka mido meyode maka/sabare
ido ta-poka mido meyo-de maka/sabare
they Prog-try we honor-G damage/undermine
sabare - "trip up, knock down" <saba "under" + bare "sweep"
> It took a lot of damage in the battle. ina undondo lu sacomaka i
ina undo-ndo lu sa-co-maka i
in fight-act back.then someone-very-damage it
> 10. apparatuskonkido < kon- "together" + kido "function"
> This apparatus needs to be repaired. ankido pa o konkido debe aya
repair for/to this apparatus should exist
The repair of this apparatus should occur