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Re: Hildegard's List

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, March 25, 1999, 22:01
Irina Rempt wrote:
> _Nane_ "mother", _inane_ "parents" (dual of the preceding)
Interesting, so does you conlang have a female default?
> _idach_ "guts" (dual of_dach_ "stomach")
Interesting use of the dual.
> _nove_ "woman's breast", _inove_ "bosom" (there's also the poetic > _isam_, meaning "two fruits")
Interesting. "Two fruits" for "bosom"? I like that. Is i- the prefix for dual in all nouns?
> _nus_ "back" (an animal's back is _pol_ "top")
Very logical!
> _nuta_ "to bear a child"
In Watya'i'sa it's _saqai'_ used transitively. Intransitively, it means "to be born". Poetically, it may also be _lusaqai'_, to cause to be born (not to be mistaken with lusaqa'i', to create).
> sickness: _mudh_ "healthy", _mudha_ "to heal", "to get better", > _mudhan_ "doctor", _muzhen_ "medicine"
Are these all related? -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor