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Re: Arabic/English based conlang

From:Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
Date:Thursday, April 1, 2004, 20:17
From: "Peter Bleackley"

> I find the idea of a conlang with English derived roots and Arabic > morphology interesting. If I give a list of roots and their basic
> would anyone who knows something of Arabic like to provide derived words > according to Arabic patterns? (All roots given in CXS). > > NlS English > hlk helicopter > br\T birth
The first thing that came to mind is how Arabic takes English and other Eurolang loans like "bank" and "film", and forms broken plurals (three or more, since there's a dual) in an Arabic manner: bank > bunuuk film > ?aflaam I often experiment with Indo-European roots, inflecting them as if they were Semitic: ?agr "field" ?ugu:r "fields, country" ?agara "he farmed, planted" ?aggara "he cultivated" n?agar "it was planted" pajd "fat thing/person" apjad "fat" (adj.) pajada "he fattened" (tr.) nawn "nine" (adj.) nuwu:n "ninth" (fraction)