Re: CHAT: Hello
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 2, 2001, 6:43|
Irina Rempt wrote:
> I did take some "wrong" words and concepts out right at the
> beginning, and the scratched-out places are still visibly there.
That's occasionally true with me, but not very often, but there are
things that get too engrained to remove or change. Like, I've come to
hate the gender 6 prefix ua-/uaf-, but the gender system is too
"balanced" to remove it, and it would feel wrong to arbitrarily change
it to something else (I did try, but everything sounded "artificial").
However, there are some things that I've forgotten the rationale behind,
like the days of the Kassí week, Fire, Water, Air, Flesh, Life, Love.
They were "elements" of a kind, but I can't remember the reasoning,
especially on the last two. Maybe they don't either. :-)
Speaking of the week, there's no "first day of the week". Which day is
considered the first of the week is specific to the month, and is the
day that the first of the month begins, thus, if the first day of the
month is Fire, then Fire is the first day of the week for that month.
If it's a Water month, then Water is the first day of the week.
> If it doesn't fit, I can't make it fit by decree.
I agree. Both the language and the culture I can try to put something
in, and sometimes it fits, but other times it doesn't, and has to be
> If I cook something, it's all up to me
> what I put in it, but if I put things in that don't go together it
> won't taste right.
I like this metaphor.
Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon
A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb
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