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Re: Weekly Vocab 29

From:Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 21:00
Christopher Wright wrote:

>1. to calculate
>As a magistrate, I must calculate the amount of surplus food the area
creates. Tvodan aze c'igun biksis'na itüze'c pus'ka vaal hasabek fadim. magistrate* be:GER area produce-3SG-REL extra food-GEN amount(-ACC) calculate-INF must-1SG *"administrator"
>2. waste
disprak (verb in infinitive)
>Food waste is dreadfully common.
Pus'k disprak g'olsacie knasti. food(-ACC) waste-INF dreadfully common
>3. to regulate
>The government must therefore regulate sales and supply.
Dazeba reks'asan o zbrudutin ki ok'kudutin agdemak fadis'. therefore government OBJ sales-ACC and supplies-ACC regulate-INF must-3SG
>4. famine
>Only these laws stave off famine.
Toya demi zar nelg'ervon yeltomaz. these laws only famine-ACC prevent-3PL
>5. control
>Farmers don't like this level of control.
Drivnoki tobiec' jitriyok mu kuniz. farmers this-much control(-ACC) NEG like-3PL
>6. spade
mirz'af, protet
>They might revolt with spades and pitchforks.
C'ekre du mirz'afin ki filkunim vastuir.
>7. to quake
>I'm quaking in my boots.
I saabzim jibevam. in boots-INST quake-1SG
>8. fortress
>If they do revolt, they shall never take the fortress.
Adis vastuiz ba muc'orod odol pakvarirza. if revolt-3PL COND never fortress(-ACC) take-over 3PL-FUT
>9. to besiege
rotokaadak, blika sacek
>I just hope they don't manage to besiege the place.
Du suv mu blika-sacic'ataz nadim. THAT place(-ACC) NEG siege-v-succeed-3PL hope-1SG
>10. day
>That would just ruin my day.
O yai niir dviprör z'e. OBJ my day(-ACC) ruin-3SG:HYP EMPH
>*sigh* I really need some new topics. I can't do peasant revolts every
>can I?
hia, mai, mie, dez'e, pu-ven... (various Rhean words for 'no') M