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:<snip>
> > 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
> > more like "at your prey, the last!" since the said prey is "last", it
> > 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,
> > > "Handsomas". The absence of "and" between coordinated adjectives is
> > > very tasty. Does "to your last pray" really capture the semantics
> > > "*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.
> Elyse Grasso
> The World of Cherani Station
> Cherani Tradespeech
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."