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Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 5:25

From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 4:31 AM

>> Carsten Becker writes: >> >... >> > >> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety >> > >> > ayvengaryo (lit. "wolf-man") >> >... > > Hmm, OK-- the Kash counterpart would be _ticandi_ [ti'tSandi] 'moon-cousin' > ult. < tiça 'cousin' + tandi 'moon'. It is believed that some people turn > into one of these ravening beasts when _both_ moons are full. In Kash > folklore they are considered to be suffering from some ancient curse, but > it's a pitiable condition, and the right kind words/thoughts might subdue a > ticandi and avert the danger. In Gwr folklore, of course, they are much > feared-- one more reason not to go into the forest.
In fact, I didn't put that word into my dictionary when I updated it yesterday. I haven't yet figured out about Ayeri monsters and mythical creatures. Alas, another thing I have not thought about yet. It would be interesting to know whether other nat-cultures have an equivalent to were-wolves and what that would be and how you become such a monster according to stories. Carsten -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Tenena, Ravikan 19, 2315 ya 04:27:37 pd