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Herbs and Spices

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 15:00
Reading Sally Caves' book about Lingua Ignota
recently has left me wanting to create more
vocabulary for Khangaþyagon - indeed last week I
jotted down 3 pages of new words in a notebook,
mostly to do with the body. Next thing I want to
tackle is herbs and spices. However, I'm finding
that one tough, as I feel that the words should
be particularly evocative. So far, I've got
"kivek" for "pepper", which I'm fairly happy
with, and I think that mustard and horseradish
should analyse as "fire-seed" and "oath-root"
respectively (the latter from an ancient custom
of eating a sliver of horseradish to purge the
mouth of falsehood before testifying). What words
for herbs and spices does everybody have in their conlangs?



Njenfalgar <njenfalgar@...>
Chris Wright <dhasenan@...>
Roger Mills <romiltz@...>
Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
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