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Playing the banjo (Was: Latin help)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, September 6, 2007, 19:18
--- In, 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 >material.
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." Charlie


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>