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Sndatom pro ezaghr

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 6:03
Haven't received any messages today.  Is the list down?

ObConlang: the subject is a rendering of "test message" (or, rather,
"message for testing") in my work-in-progress I-E lang:

sndatom         /sn='dAtom/     "message" (thing which is sent) (accusative)
pro             /pro/           "for", "in order to"
ezaghr          /e'zAGr=/       "test", "probe"

The last word is cognate with "examine", "exact", etc., since like them
it derives from PIE *eghs + *ag (although not via Latin ex + agere).
And it is similar in meaning to "examine", but is not used in the sense of
a school examination.  A doctor's examination is a better match, but
the actual meaning is more like the tests run by the doctor than
the actual exam.