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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 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.