Musical terms (Was: Playing the banjo (Was: Latin help))
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 9, 2007, 12:47|
--- Douglas Koller <laokou@...> wrote:
> From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
> > Does anyone want to share his or her conlang words
> for musical
> > instruments and other musical terms? I'm always
> looking to enrich
> > the Senjecan vocabulary. I had a heck of a time
> coming up with a
> > word for "music."
> "Music," in Géarthnuns is "ösevöns."
> Seems to me I
> was going to have at least four words for "play,"
> corresponding to the four musical groups (it is
> four, isn't it? My LP, "Tubby the Tuba" and "A
> Child's Guide to the Orchestra" are, alas, no more).
Funnily enough, so was I. Or at least, seperate words
for "play" depending on whether you pluck/strum
strings, blow into it or strike something.
> Lexicon appears to indicate I never got a roundtuit.
A pity. But I can't blame you, as neither did I.
> Still, there's "hezheshöth," meaning to play (a
> piece of music), and "twan," meaning to play (a
> scale). So all is not lost.
I have "xantur", meaning to sing, "duas", meaning a
musical note or tone, "xanse", meaning a song,
"axbat", meaning a musical instrument, and "xerrùr",
meaning to play a stringed instrument.
Then there's "zùer", meaning a piece of music, and
"kùis", meaning a dirge, lament or fugue. And their
derivative verbs: "zùerrùr" and "kùizùr". No musical
instrument words at all beyond the generic term.
But I've been working in other areas. Like I realised
the other day that I didn't have a word for bitter or
sour. Over 3200 words, and I can't say "Does this
milk taste sour?"! Ah well, time to get to work...
Lost in thought - please send out search party
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