Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)
|From:||Sylvia Sotomayor <sylvia1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 23, 1998, 4:10|
At 08:18 PM 11/22/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
In Kelenj, water is "hare", two syllables, and the 'h' could easily be
spelled 'kh'. Rain is "taresan" from "tar-" which means drop or fall. The
City of Waterfalls is named Attareyn.