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Arthropoda (Correction)

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Friday, June 2, 2000, 20:05
W [paDYwjxrax] should be[paDYwxrax]

>From: "Anthony M. Miles" <theophilus88@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Arthropoda >Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 12:58:47 CDT > >Words for insect (almost): Gweinic: none (they live before conditions are >right); Early Lahabic: [d<h>abdehu:ju:krak<h>e], 'earth-crawler (including >worms and excluding flying insects''; Classical Labic: >[d<h>abd<h>ey:krak<h>]; Wouenic: [davdYwxrax]; Early Maradic: >[u:dZu:sr<syl>Se] 'crawler (again excluding flying insects)'; Classical >Maradic: [u:dZu:sorSe]. >The words for flying insects are none, [paddehu:ju:krak<h>e] 'fly-crawler', >[paddey:krak<h>], [paDYwjxrax], [pannidZr<syl>Se], and >[pa:nidZorSe]. > > > > >>From: James Campbell <james@...> >>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >>To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >>Subject: Re: Arthropoda >>Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 07:41:04 +0100 >> >>Herman Miller eskrïremä: >> >> > The Chispa word for "insect" is "kwich'ik", from the root "kwich'", >>which >> > most frequently refers to grasshoppers, crickets, and related insects. >>You >> > wouldn't expect "kwich'tip" (insect soup) to contain wasps or >>butterflies, >> > for instance. >>8< >> > But there isn't a Chispa word for "spider", so perhaps it should be >> > included in the overall "kwich'ik" category. >> >>Blessed Jorthel, I hope not Herman. Spiders in "kwich'tip"? Aieee... >> >>Cultural note: for the Jamelt~ses, "creepy-crawlies" are something of a >>taboo, generally not to be touched, although they are not feared. If you >>want to say something bad about someone, you could say that they eat >>spiders. That paints a picture of a fairly unpleasant person. Certainly >>not >>someone you'd kiss :) But the ultimate would be to say that they eat >>*dead* >>spiders, since dead creepy-crawlies are even more taboo. So, to say, >>concerning critics of conlanging for instance, "Mesttëm araghines" ["They >>can go and eat spiders"] indicates that you don't care what they do, >>you're >>not taking any notice, and that you have a low opinion of them. >> >>I don't think grasshoppers really count as creepy-crawlies though, do >>they? >>Now I think about it, it's a term that does exclude certain arthropods on >>the grounds of not being creepy enough. >> >> >>Jim Grossmann eskrïremä: >> >> > Well, from Plautdietsch, I borrowed this word for "bug" ... >> > >> > - en Kjniepa. >> > >> > ... to make the Goesk word ... >> > >> > de niepe >> > >> > I just corrupted the word willy-nilly. >> > >> > I seem to recall your writing that Jameld is Germanic. For my own >>Germanic >> > project, Goesk, I've been borrowing some words from Plautdietsch (Low >> > German) with the help of the dictionary at this site. >> > >> > >> >>Thanks for the link, I'll go and have a look. Have you described Goesk >>here >>yet? >> >>Thanks too to all those who've been commenting on the "creepy-crawly" >>topic >>so far. I was hoping that Irina or Boudewijn might shed some light on the >>Dutch terms, since that has some bearing on my choice for Jameld. I have a >>local friend, however, who I can ask about German usage. >> >>James >> >>========================================================================== >> James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design >>========================================================================== > >________________________________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at
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