Re: OT: CUNY (was: Re: British Latin)
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 8, 2001, 18:05|
On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> ObConlang: Clothing terms in your conlangs?
Surprisingly, I don't have many actual terms, though I've thought a
lot about clothes in the culture. Something may be found here:
The general word for "clothes" is _fealis_, a collective plural. The
singular, _fealas_ (to parallel _chonas_ "shirt" and _tyras_ "jacket,
bodice") means "a garment", but is hardly used at all.
The root word, _feal_, exists on its own as well: it means "robe" or
"gown", anyway something long (calf-length at least) with long
Leggings or breeches (they can be in two separate pieces or connected
by an inset) are _ibest_, a dual-only word. If the Trouser of Time
exists in Valdyas, there's something in my brain telling me that it's
likely to be _besten_, not _best_, but perhaps I've been reading too
much Welsh :-)
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
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