Re: Classification of Abstract Words
|From:||John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 3:37|
Simon Clarkstone wrote:
>Does this translation [into Ithkuil of the English word "justice"] have anyof the connotations of *moral* right and wrong found in the English word
"justice"? I can't see them
Excellent question, Simon. In fact, the use of the AMALGAMATE Context
carries the moral sense you're asking about. The AMALGAMATE raises the
semantic "scope" of a noun (or verb) stem to a level involving and impacting
society as a whole on both material and spiritual/moral levels, so that the
meaning of the stem is to be interpreted as having social, spiritual, and
moral implications. It is explained in Sec. 3.6.4 of the Ithkuil grammar.
And I'm happy to know that the language offers inspiration to your
conlanging efforts. Cheers!