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Re: Conlang names?

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Monday, November 12, 2007, 18:11
>Mr Veoler <veoler@...> wrote:
>You could have your own criteria about what's a planet and what's >not. After all, who to decide the semantic space of your equivalent >to "planet", other than you, the creator of Saweli? Why borrow the >semantic space from the word "planet" in Western science?
Great idea and I changed a vocabulary entry as a result. The Senjecan word for 'planet' was 'helüsteres,' i.e., wandering star. I changed that to 'sentësteres,' i.e., traveling star. The inference now is that the planets have a destination. They are not wandering aimlessly around the sky. 'helüa' means 'to wander, roam, amble, migrate, shift (of sands).' It also meant 'to hike.' I've eliminated this latter and made a compound verb with 'þrepa,' 'to walk.' 'To hike' is now 'helüþrepa' to wander- walk. Charlie