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.