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Re: Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos and Skerre web site up

From:The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
Date:Monday, September 18, 2000, 16:18
> > > Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos > > God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb
In amman iar: \f God gave teeth; God will give bread. \t erue eleth in mathred eranniel; erue eldil in hras eranniel \t erue eleth in mathred \m eru -e el- -eth in matho =rad -i -0 \g god -[A] assertive- -past eat =tool -plu -[P] \p n -erg mood- -tense ptp v =nsfx -num -abs \x god did teeth \t eranniel; erue eldil in \m er- anno -ie -l eru -e el- -dil in \g do- give -agt/thm -actn god -[A] assertive- -fut \p agt- v -val -vc n -erg mood- -tense ptp \x give god will \t hras eranniel \m hras -0 er- anno -ie -l \g bread -[P] do- give -agt/thm -actn \p n -abs agt- v -val -vc \x bread give In nathya: \f God gave teeth; God will give bread. \t eru immastradhi anth; eru indras anil \t eru immastradhi anth; \m eru in- mastrad -i an -th \g god - tooth -pl give -past \p n abs- n -num v -tense \x god teeth gave \t eru indras anil \m eru in- ras an -il \g god - bread give -fut \p n abs- n v -tense \x god bread will.give David David E. Bell The Gray Wizard "'Yes, I think I shall express the accusative case by a prefix!' A memorable remark! Just consider the splendour of the words! 'I shall express the accusative case.' Magnificent! Not 'it is expressed' nor even the more shambling 'it is sometimes expressed', nor the grim 'you must learn how it is expressed'. What a pondering of alternatives within one's choice before the final decision in favour of the daring and unusual prefix, so personal, so attractive; the final solution of some element in a design that had hitherto proved refractory. Here were no base considerations of the 'practical', the easiest for the 'modern mind', or for the million – only a question of taste, a satisfaction of a personal pleasure, a private sense of fitness." (from The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays - A Secret Vice, by J.R.R. Tolkien [Houghton Mifflin Company 1984])