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Re: Word Creation

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Sunday, May 22, 2005, 0:27
On 5/21/05, Adam F. <hypaholic@...> wrote:
> > ---------------------- Information from the mail header > ----------------------- > Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> > Poster: "Adam F." <hypaholic@...> > Subject: Re: Word Creation > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Can you explain the Triliteral and Bisyllabic roots more? What does this > mean? And it would be helpful is someone could give me some examples.
Triliterals consist of three consonants: ktb - to write, writing kataba - he wrote kutiba - it was written katabtu - I wrote yaktubu - he writes kutub - book maktab - desk katabah - scribes maktaba - library kutayba - writ, document, ordinance This is the basic way Semitic languages form words, roots consist mostly of triliterals. Egyptian likewise also had lots of triliterals and lots of biliterals (two consonant roots) Bisyllabic roots mean simply that the roots consist of two syllables: idó - dog (Hiligaynon) niyog - coconut (Tagalog) buhay - life (Tagalog) kahoy - tree (Hiligaynon) langit -sky (Tagalog) The Philippine languages use roots that are mostly bisyllabic, but not always. My one a priori conlang uses mostly bisyllabic roots, but I include a few trisyllabic ones for variety. -- Remember Kids, only you can prevent misdirected replies! Pay attention to the "send to" line! Sig: They'll have a big parade for every day that you stay clean But when the trumpets fade, you'll go under like a submarine And you won't see it coming, no you won't see it coming