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Re: Translation Challenge: Foucault's Pendulum

From:Sylvia Sotomayor <terjemar@...>
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2006, 4:15
On 7/28/06, Carsten Becker <carbeck@...> wrote:
Hmm. OK. Of the 98 unique Kēlen words, 26 were new. Actually, 3 were new uses of existing words, and the other 23 came from 21 new baseforms. (All in all, I made 22 new baseforms for this, one was made in order to derive another from it.) The new baseforms: aŋŋāt 'disruption, entanglement' from the same root that gives thief and looking a lot like the word for strike. ālliþ 'fourfold, quaternity' from the old root for 4 ānnariw 'numberless', derived from existing word 'number' ārraniss 'pi' from the old root for 3, plus plus, plus an old diminutive. ārriþ 'trinity' from the old root for 3 ejēx 'resistance, opposition' elūr 'suspension in air' (Already had a word for suspension in water.) ennāpren '(mathematical) rationality'. Getting this from sanity was a stretch, but needed for the congruence in English of mathematical rational and mentally rational. So, irrational numbers are actually insane numbers. eŋŋōt 'perfection' eλōn 'plane' from root for expanse ēnniþ 'duality' from 2 ērrenāe 'majesty' from new base ērr 'dignity' īlñē 'periodicity' from roots for time and same λōnōm 'dimension' from roots for width and length nāpr 'sanity' ñīll 'becoming, manifestation' rūsīss 'oscillation, back & forth-ness' from root for return, cycle rūsīssīk 'pendulum' tamōl 'root' from root for 'birth' wūxxēt 'magnet' from roots for pull and iron xārrāonīk 'wire' from roots for metal and thread Fun! -S -- Sylvia Sotomayor


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