Re: Sayings of the Wise #1,2 (Kash)
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 20:33|
Oops, can't-get-own-conlang-right dept.....
> > Never test the water with both feet.
> yanda lunda ñoni sawuni umit aceçti loroni
> do.not ever test water.the use foot.pl.your both.of-them
>Drat. ace is 'leg'; 'foot' is ekaran (obviously derived from haran 'walk'),
so it would be ...ekaranaçti loroni. Bad influence from L3, Indonesian,
where _kaki_ is both foot and leg.....
But ekaran(aç) seems a lot more syllables than necessary; and suggests there
should be a simpler word (basic, not derived) for 'foot'...also, it might
ought to be animate (plural -(i)la), though I've never decided if _all_ body
parts are.... Back to the drawing board.