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Re: Bic-itude Re: OT Nostalgic history of the pen (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Friday, June 13, 2003, 10:55
On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:15, you wrote:
> On Sunday 08 June 2003 03:35 am, Wesley Parish wrote:
> > > > As far as "to your prey, the last!" goes, |-ti| covers a lot of > semantic space > > - kind of like |long| in Tok Pisin and | l' | in Hebrew. In this case > it > > more like "at your prey, the last!" since the said prey is "last", it > is > > obviously not running around any more, and yes, the steel can hit it. > > > > Wesley Parish > > > > On Sun, 08 Jun 2003 03:46, you wrote: > > > Wesley Parish scripsit: > > > > Just kibitzing! > > > > > > > > As Kerash-shio-Uan would insist: > > > > > > Cool. I had hoped to see the proper names translated, though, > especially > > > > "Handsomas". The absence of "and" between coordinated adjectives is > > > very tasty. Does "to your last pray" really capture the semantics > of > > > "*through* your last meal?" > > But "steel through your last meal" obviously means the blade will go > through your gut. I don't get that implication from last prey.
Well, the last prey was the last meal. ""to/into" the last prey", means ""to/into" the last prey you captured and ate". Lakhabrech are like spotted hyenas in that respect - there is generally very little left after a meal. And as far as "implication" goes, most Lakhabrech wouldn't get the implication of "sword/knife/sharp weapon" from the bare "steel" - |vhuar/a| is "blade" - derived from the word/s meaning "wound/injury" : |vhur/vhir| - and can refer to anything possessing a blade that can cut. Lakhabrech have their own claws (hand and foot) and sharp teeth in jaws that can snap bone, so sharp blades aren't a priority - in my story, the only blades to actually be seen are, a: a relict of ancient wars with the local City, which is used to divide a pria, a horse-analog used in this instance as a peace offering to the families of Vheratsho's victims - after she has been welcomed back with that ceremony I posted a few days ago; and b: spear-heads used against tree-prey like the monkey/ape-analog, and in time of war, against people invading their forests. Sorry about the length of this post. Wesley Parish
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