Mentemente (was; Re: Negation?)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 8, 1999, 22:44|
On Thu, 8 Jul 1999 18:03:51 -0400 John Cowan <cowan@...>
>It's simply the noun "mente" = "mind", so "lentamente" is literally
>"with slow mind". Originally this was a phrase in the ablative case.
>Curiously, the English equivalent "-ly" is a very much reduced form
>of the OE noun "lic", meaning "body", plus an old adverbial ending
>This "lic" survives only in "lich-gate" now, the gate into a
>through which the body is brought during a burial service.
>("Lich" is also the name of a nasty D&D monster.)
>So in English adverbs are bodily metaphors, and in Romance, mental
>John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
> I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin
Hmm....in Rokbeigalmki adverbs are formed with the attachment of
_elikuh-_ to the beginning of the root. I don't think i originally came
up with it that way, but _elikuh-_ seems to be connected to the
construction _ilu+ka'_, "all+like".
ILU + KA' =
_ilu:ka_ - "so much; such a"
_i:luka:_ - "just like; the same as"
_elikuh-_ - (adverb)
So i guess the metaphor in Rokbeigalmki adverbs is "doing the action with
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