Re: THEORY: Tonogenesis
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 0:07|
On Feb 4, 2005, at 8:57 AM, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> writes:
>> TILDE-LENGTHENED: the word means _tsunami_.
>> (one of Rokbeigalmki's unique 'palindromic powerful phenomena' words)
> Wow! Did you borrow that? An anadewism? I like that!
I don't *think* i borrowed it, but i'm forgetful, so if you've heard of
an ANADEW source i'd appreciate knowing about it :) .
>> /galaX\alag/ ~ ancient rokbeigalmki
> So there are more PaPoPhe words?
Yup, although i can only remember two at the moment:
galãlag /gala::lag/ 'tsunami'
(gal = 'wave')
urõõru /uru\::ru/ 'wildfire'
(ur = 'flame')
"and it's a heave-ho! hi-ho! coming down the plains
stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains
and it's a ho-hey! hi-hey! farmers bar your doors
when you see the jolly roger on regina's mighty shores"
~ from 'the last saskatchewan pirate'