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Re: My coming out as a conlanger

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, October 7, 2002, 20:38
Christian Thalmann wrote:
>--- In conlang@y..., Andreas Johansson <and_yo@H...> wrote: > > > Having used the word "tangentially" in a high proportion of my recent >posts, > > I can't miss the chance to add another, tangentially relavant, Tairezazh > > slang term; _shodzvan_. Literally, it means "eyeable", in practice, >"sexy". > >Cool. I'll borrow that for Jovian: |ouglaevel| /Ug"lajv@l/, from >|ouglare| /ug"la:r/ "to ogle" (fascinating similarity...) from >|oggul, ougli| /"Agg@l "Ugli/ "eye".
It might interest someone that the Tairezazh word for "eye" is _shodh_ [SOD], from which the verb _shodz_ "to eye, to look at" is formed by adding the common, but nowadays pretty unproductive, verbalizer -z, with a regular change [Dz]>[dz]. The ending _-van_ means "-able" in the passive sense, so _shodzvan_ is "eyeable"="capable of being eyed", whereas the corresponding active form is _-ren_. _Shodzren_ thus means "capable of eyeing (sth)" - hardly a formation you need very often, but perfectly correct grammatically. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: