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Re: "vocabulary" in divers tongues

From:Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Date:Monday, August 23, 2004, 14:09
Silindion might be something like:

  puronankoina  "word-collection"

   * puro "word"
   * nankoina  "placing away for later on, savings"
     the gerund from nankoy- "to save for later,
collect, save, preserve"

 or  purosa "word-group"

 Elliott Lash

> > > >&gt; Asha'ille does not yet have a word for > "vocabulary." "Language" > is > >&gt; |dasharíd|, which is etymologically from |das| > "all" and |sharíd| > >&gt; "word". > > > >&gt; There also exists the morpheme |-eme|, > "collection of," which > would > >&gt; make |sharídeme| mean, literally, a > "collection of words." Less > poetic > >&gt; than a tesorería de palabras, though. > > > >In gjax-zym-byn, I reckon I would have {hyw im > gjax-txy-zla}, > >memory in-part_of language-element-whole_set. > > > >&gt; Anyone have good methods or advice > >&gt; on coming up with nice, figurative phrases? > > > >If your language has different words for different > >kinds of collective groupings - like, in English: > >hoard, collection, heap, kit, etc. - you might > >get some mileage from that. > > > >Yes, I like the idea of deriving the notion > >from a nominalization of a verb meaning "to collect > >(as a stamp, coin, rare book, etc. collector)" > >- like "collection" in English but more specific. > > > >Or from a word meaning "toolkit" or "complete set > of eating > >utensils" or "full ceremonial dress outfit" or... > > Ceqli has "vorjamaw", consisting of "vor", word, > from Germanic in > general, and "jamaw," store, supply, from Hindi. >
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