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.
"Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes)
Tenena, Ravikan 19, 2315 ya 04:27:37 pd