Re: Joseph Smith the Conlanger?
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 13, 2005, 20:38|
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:18:16 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> Now, I wonder if anyone here knows if the word indeed originates in the BoM, if
> it's true Smith invented a lot of words (normal words, not names of people and
> places) for the BoM, and if any have entered normal usage, within or outside
> the Mormon community.
I haven't heard of this before. I don't know, though, whether
"delightsome" was in use before the BoM translation or not.
The only unusual words I can think of in the BoM are terms for local
things such as currency or animal names.
I can imagine that some words may have acquired specialised *meanings*
through the BoM translation and LDS theology in general.
Philip, who's a Latter-day Saint
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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