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Lexeme Request: Water and Fire

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Friday, May 27, 2005, 6:27
I'm giving another talk on language creation this coming Tuesday,
and I had a very simple request.  I'd like to gather some samples
of the words (nouns, hopefully) for "fire" and "water" in a bunch
of different conlangs.  Since this is related to conlanging, you can
reply onlist, but there might be a bunch of replies, in which case
offlist replies are fine.  To get the ball rolling, here's the words for
"fire" and "water" in several of my conlangs:

Zhyler: dZimwi
Kamakawi: kava
Kelenala: asi
Sathir: jeZin
Njaama: tS'oozu
Epiq: naS@
Gweydr: ?6Ngr
Sheli: ved

Zhyler: iSwi
Kamakawi: lelea
Kelenala: waj
Sathir: Sawa
Njaama: aa
Epiq: ilj@
Gweydr: hiZa
Sheli: faj

Also, if anybody has any tips on how to relate language creation
to typology, I'd be much appreciative!  So far I've got a section on
the history of language creation (necessary), a section on how to
type created languages (a possible interesting on-topic discussion,
actually), what created languages can tell us about what people
think about language, and what created languages can do that
natural languages can't.

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


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