Playing the banjo (Was: Latin help)
|Date:||Thursday, September 6, 2007, 19:18|
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...> wrote:
Mark J. Reed wrote:
>How about some verb associated with "playing" the harp, which Latins
>must have had... Hmm, where does "plectrum" come from?
The NT Greek has a wonderful phrase in the Book of Revelation (14:2)
which was formerly translated as "harpers harping with their harps."
I'm visiting my family and don't have my usual resources, but the
three words are cithar___.
Most modern translations have rendered the phrase as "harpers playing
on their harps." Yes, something is lost.
>Spanish surely has lots of vocab. related to guitar playing (but not
>in my dictionary nor in my ken)-- perhaps some would reflect Latin
I am not aware of any specialized vocabulary, but the ordinary word
for "to play" an instrument is "tocar," to touch. Yo puedo tocar la
guitarra; I can play the guitar.
Does anyone want to share his or her conlang words for musical
instruments and other musical terms? I'm always looking to enrich
the Senjecan vocabulary. I had a heck of a time coming up with a
word for "music."