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Re: You have a word for it?

From:Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 20:29
At 06:26 PM 1/25/02 -0800, Elliott Belser wrote:
>The reason I got into conlanging is because ENGLISH IS >IN-FRIGGIN-ADEQUATE! So I made up a lot of words for things that >don't exist in english.
The really weird words in Rav Zarruvo are the ones that I come upon by accident. Sometimes the word is just one to fit into a group; other times it's a compound word I developed to translate something else, and that's what came together. The weirdest word I can find is the pronoun dhya -- this is the first and second person singular pronoun for an inanimate object. It's almost never used unagglutinated (though the adjectival prefix nna- and the negating prefix nga- can make the reasonably common adjective nnangadhya, which refers to an object or concept that is not familiar to either the speaker or the addressee). A few other odd or unusual words: ju - to shout as if angry (though not necessarily with actual anger present) bvol - love as between siblings or close friends 'ull - to give attention to or concentrate on dhol - to be at the position next to or on the side area of something lan - risk of social embarrassment or being ostracized --- Bob's Original Hero Stuff Page! [Circle of HEROS member] Music from Bob's Computer! (CD now available!) Want more hits to your web page?


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