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Speedwords hare (was: Some new Brithenig words? Narbonosc help?)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, May 24, 2001, 5:17
At 10:10 pm -0400 23/5/01, Herman Miller wrote:
>On Wed, 23 May 2001 16:00:41 -0500, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> >wrote: > >>On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 06:21:45AM +0000, Raymond Brown wrote: >>> Just for fun, you might like to consider how 'cheese' and 'hare' turn up in >>> Speedwords. >>[snip] >>> Hare is _zovrap_ >>> <-- zo = animal >>> to which we add the "associative suffix" -v, to get _zov_ which must be a >>> "rodent", according to Dutton. >>> We can then take the word _rap_ (fast, quick, rapid) to form the compound >>> _zovrap_ "rapid rodent", i.e. hare. >>> >>> Thinks: hares are not the only rapid rodents I've met. Rats & squirrels >>> seems to travel pretty fast IME. >> >>IIRC hares and rabbits aren't rodents, but lagomorphs. > >How old is Speedwords? Lagomorphs were once classified as a suborder of >rodents (Duplicidentata).
Its origins are in the 1930s; it reached its final form in 1951. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Speedwords hare (was: Some new Brithenig words? Narbonosc