Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 23, 1998, 1:18|
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998, Mia/Rob Soderquist wrote:
> Herman Miller wrote:
> > Actually, I think "aqua" is a pretty good word for "water". Better than
> > many of my own words for "water" (Olaetyan "itrya", Alzetjan "djelna",
> > Cispa "tipsic", Jarrda "pean", etc.)
> I like "aqua" for "water" too, though I was thinking about it, and
> different kinds of water seem to bring up different impressions to me...
> Not necessarily based on the sound they make (a running brook as opposed
> to the ocean or a faucet, for example), but rather based on the feeling
> the image brings forth... I nominate "feeling-sound" to receive a
> word... That *needs* to be a word, meaning the sounds that one
> associates with particular feelings, senses, or emotions.
> Water in ea-luna was "raru", IIRC without looking, and rain was
> "lala"...but those words were randomly assigned meanings.
> Hmmm... What *is* the sound of an emotion?
Teonaht has "memwa" for water--probably to indicate its solid yet liquid
quality: it has a membrane that holds it down, it trembles, it's
translucent, it reminds me of memory... I don't know. It's all so
completely subjective, this private language business.
Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen.
volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib.
This leaf, the wind takes her.
She's old, and born this year.