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Hebrew/Latin spirit taxonomies

From:Patrick Dunn <pdunn@...>
Date:Friday, January 24, 2003, 21:46
Huh.  Either my dictionaries are woefully
deficient, or Latin has a *crappy* taxonomy of
spirits.  For my language (currently called Linga
'Ni, or "my language,") I want a somewhat richer
spirit taxonomy.  I know "shad" from Hebrew, and
will borrow it in as "malicious autonomous
non-elemental spirit," but I can't find anything
else.  I've decided to call "autonomous, often
zoomorphic, spirits who help or guide," socjo.
But I need more Hebrew or Latin roots for spirits
(of course, I could borrow from other languages,
but Hebrew and Latin are my matrix languages).
And I can't decide whether to call "autonomous,
very powerful entity connected to a natural
phenomenon," deo, el, adon, numine, or even neter.

I also hate the English word "elemental" for some
ill-defined aesthetic reason, so that won't do for
"autonomous, elemental spiritual creatures, both
malign and benign."

Finally, I'm having a bit of trouble coming up
with a derivational morphology that I like.  What
sorts of derivational morphologies do creoles
usually have?

--Patrick, who cares neither one way or t'other
about any auxlang at all


Erich Rickheit KSC <rickheit-cnl@...>
Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>