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Daily translation - 9/21/2000

From:The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 2:13
English:   Appearances are deceptive
amman iar: esin athivas on vorgarpe
nathya:    aseni inogarp asus


amman iar

\f Appearances are deceptive
\t esin            athivas          on  vorgarpe
\m asen       -i   atho -iv  -as    on  ve-    or=    carpe
\g appearance -plu be   -hab -pres  -   descr- compl= sincerity
\p n          -num v    -asp -tense ptp adj-   pfx=   n
\x appearances     be               -   deceptive


\f Appearances are deceptive
\t aseni           inogarp        asus
\m asen       -i   in-  ogarp     as -u        -s
\g appearance -pl  -    deception be -habitual -pres
\p n          -num abs- n         v  -asp      -tense
\x appearances     decptive


David E. Bell
The Gray Wizard

"'Yes, I think I shall express the accusative case by a prefix!'

A memorable remark! Just consider the splendour of the words!  'I shall
express the accusative case.'  Magnificent!  Not 'it is expressed' nor even
the more shambling 'it is sometimes expressed', nor the grim 'you must learn
how it is expressed'.  What a pondering of alternatives within one's choice
before the final decision in favour of the daring and unusual prefix, so
personal, so attractive; the final solution of some element in a design that
had hitherto proved refractory.  Here were no base considerations of the
'practical', the easiest for the 'modern mind', or for the million – only a
question of taste, a satisfaction of a personal pleasure, a private sense of

(from The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays - A Secret Vice,
by J.R.R. Tolkien [Houghton Mifflin Company 1984])