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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 >"-e". >This "lic" survives only in "lich-gate" now, the gate into a >churchyard >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 >metaphors. >-- >John Cowan > I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin 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 such _____likeness". -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: