rtemmu (was: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself))
|Date:||Saturday, December 8, 2001, 8:26|
<<auag = assertion that the following should be added
to the preceding>>
I love this concept as well as the word! How do you
pronounce that vowel cluster?
--- Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...> wrote:
> On 29 Nov, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> > Okay, anyone else?
> I'm in! :-)
> In rtemmu, one would greet someone with:
> "va'i ygiha!"
> ( ' = glottal stop)
> va'i = emotion marker, signalling that the following
> is an emotional outburst
> ygiha = the process of happiness
> If one wanted to be more specific, one would use
> an expanded version:
> "va'i wuh mhu auag kehs ygiha!"
> wuh = unknown rate of change of the following
> mhu = "2nd person singular" process (the process of
> being the only
> focus of the speaker's attention); one
> could also use
> "zhu" (the process of being among many
> listeners, but
> the only one the speaker cares about) or
> (the process of being a group of listeners)
> or "zhuhu"
> (the process of being a group of intended
> addressees among
> a larger group of listeners), among others;
> auag = assertion that the following should be added
> to the preceding;
> kehs = the following (ygiha) is objectively
> developing at a "normal" rate;
> > I'll collect greetings in people's conlangs and
> > compile them onto my website (with permission, of
> You have mine. :-)
> > If you'd also
> > like to send in a link to your own conlang
> webpages as accompaniment, I
> > can include those as well.
> Sorry, I'm still website-challenged at this point.
> > Tasratal and Czevraqis don't have greetings at
> all, which is really
> > pathetic, and ought to be remedied when I'm not
> coming down with
> > :-p
> va'i ktitak! (Be well!)
> Dan Sulani (who just submitted the form, signed by
> the doctor,
> for the days he was out of work
> due to illness
> recently! )
> likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.
> A word is an awesome thing.
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