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Answering some points

From:Daniel44 <daniel44@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 19:20
Just to answer some points..

Uusisuom does not use metaphor generally. The words for 'red' and
'embarassment' are in fact two different words (puhat and puhojan
respectively) though a relationship between the words is obvious.

This is one of the things that makes Uusisuom quite easy to pick up, the
fact that words are very often inter-related.

Some examples:

kirti - to read
kiroja - book
kirojalu - booklet
kirojan - literature
kirojahuva - library
kirsoika/kirsoike - reader (m/f)
kirojarakahsoika - bookworm
kirju - read (adjective)

hanti - to live and to blossom
hanto - flower
hano - way or path
hanojan - life

kalti - to grow
kalto - garden
kaltoa - bush, growth, tumour
kaltosoika - gardener

And one more colour!

Nohat - white
nohojan - purity

As to the u/y distinction: very few words in Uusisuom actually use the
letter 'y' with the exception of the pronouns.

Finally, I do not have contempt for linguists, I have simply been
disappointed by some of the behaviour I saw on the Auxlang list over the
past few weeks. I know, I know I was warned in advance!



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